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Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson’s Disease – Diary Card (SCOPA-DC)


Acronym: SCOPA-DC

Authors: Marinus J, Visser M, Stiggelbout AM, Rabey JM, Bonuccelli U, Kraus PH, van Hilten JJ

The Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson’s disease Diary Card (SCOPA-DC) is a daily diary designed to measure motor impairment in PD patients with motor complications. It includes five items, which are to be scored by the patient over seven periods spread across the day.  

The development of the SCOPA-DC is part of a larger research project, the SCales for Outcomes in PArkinson’s disease (SCOPA), in which practical and clinimetric sound instruments for all relevant regions in PD are selected or developed. The SCOPA instruments were originally developed in the Dutch language. 

Original PublicationView the Diary Card (PDF)Patient Information

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Year Published: 2002

Last Updated: Unchanged since publication

Instrument Type: PRO

Estimated Time to Complete: 15-20 minutes

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Related Publications:

Rendas-Baum R, Buck PO, White MK, Castelli-Haley J: Psychometric validation of the revised SCOPA-Diary Card: Expanding the measurement of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2011 9:69.

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