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Frequently Asked Questions
Mar 23 2009Q:
What is the UPDRS and how do you utilize it as a rating scale? (anonymous)
The UPDRS (Unified Parkinson?s Disease Rating Scale) is a very detailed system for ?rating? the severity of the symptoms of Parkinson?s. It is used in research so that scientists can, in a more unified and accepted rating system, better measure benefit from a given therapy. It is also used in clinical practice by many neurologists, in order to follow - in a more objective manner - the progression of their patients' symptoms.