Dystonia rating scales: critique and recommendations.

  title={Dystonia rating scales: critique and recommendations.},
  author={Alberto Albanese and Francesca Del Sorbo and Cynthia Comella and Hyder Azad Jinnah and Jonathan W. Mink and Bart Post and Marie Vidailhet and Jens Volkmann and Thomas T. Warner and Albert F. G. Leentjens and Pablo Mart{\'i}nez-Mart{\'i}n and Glenn T. Stebbins and Christopher G{\"o}tz and A Schrag},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={28 7},
Many rating scales have been applied to the evaluation of dystonia, but only few have been assessed for clinimetric properties. The Movement Disorders Society commissioned this task force to critique existing dystonia rating scales and place them in the clinical and clinimetric context. A systematic literature review was conducted to identify rating scales that have either been validated or used in dystonia. Thirty-six potential scales were identified. Eight were excluded because they did not… CONTINUE READING