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Rating Scale for Parkinson's Disease

Purpose:

To evaluate disability in a patient with Parkinson's disease using the rating scale of Larsen et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, quality of life

ICD-10:

G20

Description:

Larsen et al developed a rating scale for a patient with Parkinson's disease. This can help monitor the patient over time and the response to therapy. It was to develop to include the severity of delayed problems (confusion, abrupt fluctuation, dyskinesia) associated with chronic L-dopa therapy. The authors are from the University of British Columbia.

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