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Huntington's Disease Dysphagia Scale
Please refer to the following publication for more information about the instrument:

The Huntington's Disease Dysphagia Scale
NeuroRehab Supplemental - Highly Recommended:
Recommendations for Use: Indicated for studies requiring a measure of dysphagia. Recommended for Huntington's Disease.
Exploratory: Huntington's Disease
Short Description of Instrument
Purpose: The Huntington's Disease Dysphagia Scale is a measurement designed specifically for use in adults with Huntington's Disease to evaluate swallowing disturbances.  
Overview: The Huntington's Disease Dysphagia Scale is an 11 item scale with five response options.
Scoring and Psychometric Properties
50 patients, 46% stage I/50 relatives, 58% partners.
Test-retest: ICC=0.754 (overall).
Unable to use a proxy because of low agreement.
Heemskerk AW, Verbist BM, Marinus J, Heijnen B, SjÖgren EV, Roos RA. The Huntington's Disease Dysphagia Scale. Mov Disord. 2014 Sep;29(10):1312-6. doi: 10.1002/mds.25922. Epub 2014 May 23


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