Metric properties of nurses' ratings of parkinsonian signs with a modified Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale.

@article{Bennett1997MetricPO,
  title={Metric properties of nurses' ratings of parkinsonian signs with a modified Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale.},
  author={David A. Bennett and Kathleen M. Shannon and Laurel A Beckett and Christopher G{\"o}tz and Robert Smith Wilson},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={1580-7}
}
We evaluated the ability of nurse clinicians to assess parkinsonian signs in older persons with a modified version of the motor section of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). After completing a structured training protocol, three nurse clinicians and a neurologist with expertise in movement disorders administered a modified UPDRS to 75 older persons. The nurses repeated the assessment about 3 weeks later. Inter-rater agreement and short-term temporal stability were estimated… CONTINUE READING
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