Validating an Ataxia Functional Composite Scale in spinocerebellar ataxia

Mitra Assadi, Paola Leone, J. Jon Veloski, Robert J. Schwartzman, Christopher G. Janson, Joseph V. Campellone

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Abstract

The Ataxia Functional Composite Scale (AFCS) may provide a sensitive and reproducible assessment of treatment responses in studies of the spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA). We previously assessed the effects of buspirone in a cohort of patients with SCA via the International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS). At each assessment period, AFCS scores were also obtained. A strong correlation of AFCS with ICARS scores was demonstrated at all assessment periods. This study supports the validity of the AFCS as a useful assessment of ataxia in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume268
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2008

Keywords

  • Ataxia
  • Clinical assessment
  • SCA

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    Assadi, M., Leone, P., Veloski, J. J., Schwartzman, R. J., Janson, C. G., & Campellone, J. V. (2008). Validating an Ataxia Functional Composite Scale in spinocerebellar ataxia. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 268(1-2), 136-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2007.11.016