Defining parkinsonism in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging.

@article{Mitchell2001DefiningPI,
  title={Defining parkinsonism in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging.},
  author={Shelley Mitchell and Kenneth Rockwood},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 Supp 1},
  pages={107-13}
}
This study sought an operational definition of parkinsonism in elderly people (n = 2,914) who underwent a clinical examination in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CSHA). Parkinsonism was defined as having two of the following features: (1) bradykinesia of face or limbs, (2) resting tremor, (3) rigidity, and (4) abnormality of gait and posture. The association of parkinsonism with other parkinsonian-related features (prior diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, use of drugs with extrapyramidal… CONTINUE READING