Czech Version of the Autonomic Scale for Outcomes in Parkinson’s Disease (SCOPA-AUT) – Questionnaire to Assess the Presence and Severity of Autonomic Dysfunction in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Authors: M. Kaiserová 1;  J. Opavský 2;  J. J. Maertin 3;  D. J. Gaul 4;  M. Bareš 5;  M. Baláž 5;  J. Roth 6;  P. Kaňovský 1
Authors‘ workplace: Centrum pro diagnostiku a léčbu neurodegenerativních onemocnění, Neurologická klinika LF UP a FN Olomouc 1;  Katedra fyzioterapie, Fakulta tělesné kultury UP v Olomouci 2;  Katedra společenských věd v kinantropologii, Fakulta tělesné kultury UP v Olomouci 3;  Translation & Interpreting, Olomouc 4;  I. neurologická klinika LF MU a FN u sv. Anny v Brně 5;  Neurologická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze 6
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2014; 77/110(1): 96-99
Category: Short Communication


Autonomic nervous system dysfunctions are common non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease. It is important to search for these symptoms as they may be present even at early stages of the disease and may have a significant impact on the quality of life. Nevertheless, there is no valid and reliable questionnaire in Czech language to identify these symptoms. The aim of our research was to translate (according to the Movement Disorder Society recommendations) a questionnaire to assess the presence of autonomic dysfunction in the patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Key words:
Parkinson’s disease – autonomic dysfunction – questionnaire

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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