We developed a set of valid and reliable measurement instruments to quantify various manifestations of Parkinson’s disease. All these instruments can be used without additional costs, but use of these instruments must be communicated to the developers at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the instrument must be properly referenced in any future publications. These references are printed at the bottom of the last page of all instruments. Additionally, future users may be requested to share data for psychometric purposes.
Translation of SCOPA instruments into other languages is only allowed after permission to undertake this procedure has been obtained from the developers. This permission will only be granted if the translators standards are prepared to follow the translation guidelines we have outlined for this procedure. For more information on use and/or translation of SCOPA instruments contact dr. Han Marinus at email@example.com.
The following instruments are available:
SPES-SCOPA: motor examination, ADL and motor complications
SCOPA-COG: cognitive function
SCOPA-AUT: autonomic dysfunction
SCOPA-SLEEP: nighttime sleep problems and daytime sleepiness
SCOPA-PC: psychiatric complications (hallucinations, confusion, etc.)
SCOPA-PS: psychosocial consequences
SCOPA-DC: diary card (motor fluctuations and dyskinesias)
SENS-PD: severity of predominantly non-dopaminergic symptoms in Parkinson’s disease