Objective: This study is an attempt to find the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of both timed up and go test and unified Parkinson’s rating scale.
Background: There are various tests for testing the dynamic balance and progression of the Parkinsonism. Such two scales are timed up and go test and unified Parkinson’s disease rating scale.
Method: 30 patients with Parkinson’s Disease were assessed for TUG and UPDRS. For Intra-rater reliability, for both scales the values were taken on 3 different days, whereas to find the inter-rater reliability of them, the values of 3 different raters on the parameters of dynamic balance and generalized disability were taken from the study group.
Results: The results were not significant when analysed with ANOVA at p<0.05 as the values were strongly consistent thus proving the intra and inter-rater reliability of TUG and UPDRS.
Conclusion: Timed up & go Test and Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale both had a good strength of Inter-rater and Intra-rater reliability in their own aspects to assess the parameters of dynamic balance and generalized disability respectively in patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
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To cite this abstract in AMA style:T. T. Validity and Reliability of Timed Get-Up and Go Test and Unified Parkinson’s disease Rating Scales on Parkinson ’s disease [abstract]. Mov Disord. 2021; 36 (suppl 1). https://www.mdsabstracts.org/abstract/validity-and-reliability-of-timed-get-up-and-go-test-and-unified-parkinsons-disease-rating-scales-on-parkinson-s-disease/. Accessed December 6, 2023.
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