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Parkinson's Neuropsychometric Dementia Assessment (PANDA)
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Supplemental: Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
Construct measured: Global cognitive function and an assessment of depressive symptoms
Generic vs. disease specific: Disease specific
Means of administration: Rater administered (paper and pencil)
Intended respondent (e.g. patient, caregiver, etc): Patient
There are 5 cognitive tasks and a short depression questionnaire.
Scoring: There is a transformation of raw scores - 7 points verbal fluency; 7 points delayed recall; 6 points working memory and attention; 5 points visuospatial; 5 points immediate recall. Maximum = 30. Higher = better.
Kalbe E, Calabrese P, Kohn N, Hilker R, Riedel O, Wittchen HU, Dodel R, Otto J, Eberbach G, Kessler J. Screening for cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease with the Parkinson neuropsychometric dementia assessment (PANDA) instrument. J. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 14 (2008) 93-101.


Document last updated July 2019