Acronym: SPES/SCOPA – Motor
Authors: Marinus J, Visser M, Stiggelbout AM, Rabey JM, Martínez-Martín P, Bonuccelli U, Kraus PH, van Hilten JJ.
The SPES/SCOPA is a short, reliable, and valid scale used to evaluate the motor function of PD patients and includes three sections: A) Motor evaluation (10 items, maximum of 42 points), B) Activities of Daily Living (7 items, 21 points), and C) Motor Complications (4 items, 12 points – with 2 items on motor fluctuations [6 points] and 2 on dyskinesias [6 points]). Response options for all items range 0 to 3.
The development of the SPES/SCOPA 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 Publication │ View the Scale (PDF)
Year Published: 2004
Instrument Last Updated: Unchanged since publication
Instrument Type: ClinRO and PRO
Estimated Time to Complete: 8-10 minutes
Verbaan D, van Rooden SM, Benit CP, van Zwet EW, Marinus J, van Hilten JJ. SPES/SCOPA and MDS-UPDRS: formulas for converting scores of two motor scales in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism related Disorders. 2011 Sep; 17(8): 632-634.
Martinez-Martin P et al. The SCOPA–Motor Scale for assessment of Parkinson’s disease is a consistent and valid measure. J Clin Epidemiol 2005;58:674-9.