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Drooling Severity and Frequency Scale (DSFS)
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Classification
Supplemental: PD
Short Description of Instrument
The Drooling Severity and Frequency Scale (DSFS) is a semi-quantitative assessment of the amount of drooling.
Scoring
The DSFS consists of 2 items that are scored on a scale from 0–5 for a maximum total of 10.
Comments/Special Instructions
Restrictions: N/A
References
Evatt, M. L., Chaudhuri, K. R., Chou, K. L., Cubo, E., Hinson, V., Kompoliti, K., . . . Goetz, C. G. (2009). Dysautonomia rating scales in Parkinson's disease: sialorrhea, dysphagia, and constipation--critique and recommendations by movement disorders task force on rating scales for Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord, 24(5), 635–646.
 
Perez Lloret, S., Piran Arce, G., Rossi, M., Caivano Nemet, M. L., Salsamendi, P., & Merello, M. (2007). Validation of a new scale for the evaluation of sialorrhea in patients with Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord, 22(1), 107–111.
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