Validity, sensitivity and specificity of the mentation, behavior and mood subscale of the UPDRS.

@article{Holroyd2008ValiditySA,
  title={Validity, sensitivity and specificity of the mentation, behavior and mood subscale of the UPDRS.},
  author={Suzanne Holroyd and Lillian J. Currie and G. Frederick Wooten},
  journal={Neurological research},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={493-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The unified Parkinson's disease rating scale (UPDRS) is the most widely used tool to rate the severity and the stage of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the mentation, behavior and mood (MBM) subscale of the UPDRS has received little investigation regarding its validity and sensitivity. Three items of this subscale were compared to criterion tests to examine validity, sensitivity and specificity. METHODS Ninety-seven patients with idiopathic PD were assessed on the UPDRS. Scores… CONTINUE READING

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