Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS)
Authors: Christopher G. Goetz, John G. Nutt, Glenn T. Stebbins
The Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale captures the essential features of dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease within a single scale, including patient perceptions, time factors, anatomical distribution, objective impairment, severity, and disability. The scale addresses the issues clinically pertinent to physicians dealing with dyskinesia in clinical and research settings as well as the issues clinically pertinent to patients experiencing dyskinesia.
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Year Published: 2008
Scale Last Updated: August 31, 2016
Assessment Type: ClinRO and PRO
Estimated Time to Complete: 15 minutes
MDS acknowledges and thanks the translation Program Leaders and contributors for the development and ongoing support of translations.
Additional Scale Publications:
Goetz CG, Nutt JG, Stebbins GT, Chmura TA. Teaching program for the Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale. Movement Disorders. 2009 Jul 15;24(9):1296-8.
Goetz CG, Stebbins GT, Theeuwes A, Stocchi F, Ferreira JJ, van de Witte S, Bronzova J. Temporal stability of the Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale. Movement Disorders. 2011 Dec;26(14):2556-9.
Mestre TA, Beaulieu-Boire I, Aquino CC, Phielipp N, Poon YY, Lui JP, So J, Fox SH. What is a clinically important change in the Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale in Parkinson's disease? Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 2015 Nov 1;21(11):1349-54.
Luo S, Liu Y, Teresi JA, Stebbins GT, Goetz CG. Differential item functioning in the Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS). Movement Disorders. 2017 Aug;32(8):1244-9.
Luo S, Ren X, Han W, Goetz CG, Stebbins GT. Missing Data in the Unified Dysksinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS). Movement Disorders Clinical Practice. 2018 Sep;5(5):523-6.