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This study compares the comparing the validity and usability of smartphone software for home monitoring of symptoms and signs in Parkinson's disease as compared to the current clinical gold standard - the Unified Parkinsons Disease Rating Scale.
Parkinson's Disease is a neurodegenerative condition, which when treated can result in fluctuating motor activity - sometimes too much movement, sometimes too little.
A series of tests, run on a smartphone, will be used to evaluate the motor signs of Parkinson's and related to a clinical evaluation based on the Unified Parkinson's DIseae Rating Scale. 60 participants will be recruited - data from 30 participants will be used to 'train' the smartphone, whilst data from the other 30 will be used to test how good the software is.
A second phase of the study will ask patients to subjectively diary their symptoms, comparing a smartphone-based method with reminders, to a standard paper-based method.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
CloudUPDRS smartphone software assessment, Clinical assessment
University College, London
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-19T02:38:21-0400
Prospective observational study of Parkinson's disease with repeat clinical assessment and biobanking of blood samples.
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Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.
A scale comprising 18 symptom constructs chosen to represent relatively independent dimensions of manifest psychopathology. The initial intended use was to provide more efficient assessment of treatment response in clinical psychopharmacology research; however, the scale was readily adapted to other uses. (From Hersen, M. and Bellack, A.S., Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques, p. 87)
Evaluation and measurement of nutritional variables in order to assess the level of nutrition or the NUTRITIONAL STATUS of the individual. NUTRITION SURVEYS may be used in making the assessment.
An office established to help Congress participate and plan for the consequences of uses of technology. It provided information on both the beneficial and adverse effects of technological applications. The Office of Technology Assessment closed on September 29, 1995.
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