A Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Sensitivity of Finger Tapping to Medication Effects in Parkinson's Disease.

Thijssen E, Makai-Bölöni S, van Brummelen E, den Heijer J, Yavuz Y, Doll RJ, Groeneveld GJ

Movement Disorder Society-Unified Parkinson's Rating Scale Part III (MDS-UPDRS III) is the gold standard for assessing medication effects in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, short and rater-independent measurements would be ideal for future trials.