Validity and reliability of a pilot scale for assessment of multiple system atrophy symptoms

@inproceedings{Matsushima2017ValidityAR,
  title={Validity and reliability of a pilot scale for assessment of multiple system atrophy symptoms},
  author={Masaaki Matsushima and Ichiro Yabe and Ikuko S. Takahashi and Makoto Hirotani and Takahiro Kano and Kazuhiro Horiuchi and Hideki Houzen and Hidenao Sasaki},
  booktitle={Cerebellum & Ataxias},
  year={2017}
}
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare progressive neurodegenerative disorder for which brief yet sensitive scale is required in order for use in clinical trials and general screening. We previously compared several scales for the assessment of MSA symptoms and devised an eight-item pilot scale with large standardized response mean [handwriting, finger taps, transfers, standing with feet together, turning trunk, turning 360°, gait, body sway]. The aim of the present study is to investigate the… CONTINUE READING
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