Linguistic, psychometric validation and diagnostic ability assessment of an Italian version of a 19-item wearing-off questionnaire for wearing-off detection in Parkinson’s disease

@article{Abbruzzese2012LinguisticPV,
  title={Linguistic, psychometric validation and diagnostic ability assessment of an Italian version of a 19-item wearing-off questionnaire for wearing-off detection in Parkinson’s disease},
  author={Giovanni Abbruzzese and Angelo Antonini and Paolo Barone and Fabrizio Stocchi and Tiziano Tamburini and Laura Bernardi and Marianna Amboni and Laura Vacca and Valeria Posocco and Delia Maria Colombo},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={1319-1327}
}
A patient self-rated 19-item wearing-off questionnaire (WOQ-19) was shown to be a potent screening tool for wearing-off (WO) in patients with Parkinson’s disease. As part of the early detection of wearing-off in Parkinson’s disease study, we preliminarily performed a linguistic and a psychometric validation of an Italian version of the WOQ-19. Moreover, we assessed the sensitivity and specificity of the WOQ-19 in the office-based settings. The psychometric validation study included assessment… CONTINUE READING
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