Development and initial validation of a screening tool for Parkinson disease surgical candidates

M. S. Okun, H. H. Fernandez, Otto D Pedraza, M. Misra, K. E. Lyons, R. Pahwa, D. Tarsy, L. Scollins, K. Corapi, G. M. Friehs, J. Grace, J. Romrell, K. D. Foote

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Abstract

As there is currently no standardized assessment tool for evaluating Parkinson disease (PD) patients for deep brain stimulation (DBS), the authors developed the Florida Surgical Questionnaire for Parkinson Disease (FLASQ-PD). Part I of the study was a retrospective analysis of 174 patients presenting for a surgical screening. Part II was a multicenter study to assess the correlation of FLASQ-PD scores. The results of this study suggest that the FLASQ-PD may be a useful triage tool for screening PD patients for DBS surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume63
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 13 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Okun, M. S., Fernandez, H. H., Pedraza, O. D., Misra, M., Lyons, K. E., Pahwa, R., Tarsy, D., Scollins, L., Corapi, K., Friehs, G. M., Grace, J., Romrell, J., & Foote, K. D. (2004). Development and initial validation of a screening tool for Parkinson disease surgical candidates. Neurology, 63(1), 161-163.