What does my UPDRS score mean?
The UPDRS scale refers to Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale, and it is a rating tool used to gauge the course of Parkinsons disease in patients. The UPDRS scale has been modified over the years by several medical organizations, and continues to be one of the bases of treatment and research in PD clinics.
How do you interpret an MDS UPDRS score?
Each parkinsonian sign or symptom is rated on a 5-point Likert-type scale (ranging from 0 to 4), with higher scores indicating more severe impairment. The maximum total UPDRS score is 199, indicating the worst possible disability from PD.
How do you assess Parkinsons disease?
No specific test exists to diagnose Parkinsons disease. Your doctor trained in nervous system conditions (neurologist) will diagnose Parkinsons disease based on your medical history, a review of your signs and symptoms, and a neurological and physical examination.