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Brief Smell Identification Test (Brief-SIT)
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Classification
Supplemental: Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
This test is a modification of the 40-item Smell Identification Test (University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test, UPSIT), in which 12 odors have been selected that are well-known in most cultures.
 
The test uses strips of paper impregnated with microencapsulated odors that are released upon scratching the strip with a pencil. The patient is given four choices from which to choose the correct odor.
References
Double KL, Rowe DB, Hayes M, et al. Identifying the pattern of olfactory deficits in Parkinson disease using the Brief Smell Identification Test. Arch Neurol 2003;60:545- 549.
Doty RL, Bromley SM, Stern MB. Olfactory testing as an aid in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease: development of optimal discrimination criteria.
Neurodegeneration 1995;4:93-97.
Hawkes CH, Shephard BC, Daniel SE. Olfactory dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1997;62:436-446.
Silveira-Moriyama L, Petrie A, Williams DR, et al. The use of a color coded probability scale to interpret smell tests in suspected parkinsonism. Mov Disord 2009;24:1144- 1153.
Bohnen NI, Gedela S, Herath P, Constantine GM, Moore RY. Selective hyposmia in Parkinson disease: association with hippocampal dopamine activity. Neurosci Lett 2008;447:12-16.
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