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Sialorrhea Clinical Scale for Parkinson's Disease (SCS-PD)

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Supplemental for Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument

The Sialorrhea Clinical Scale for Parkinson's Disease (SCS-PD) assesses drooling severity and frequency as well as social and functional impairment from drooling.It was developed in 2007 to address the lack of validated tools for sialorrhea in PD and with the hope of having a scale that would detect dysphagia before aspiration pneumonia occurred.


The SCS-PD consists of 7 items that are scored from 0-3 for a maximum score of 21.

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Perez Lloret S, Piran Arce G, Rossi M, Caivano Nemet ML, Salsamendi P, Merello M. Validation of a new scale for the evaluation of sialorrhea in patients with Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders2007 Jan; 22(1):107-11.


Document last updated March 2018