The first edition of the "Handbook of Neurologic Rating Scales" quickly became an invaluable reference work on the increasing array of scales for measuring neurologic disease. In the brief few years since the first edition, the importance of this book has only increased. Rating scales are used daily by everyone involved in the management of patients with neurologic disease, and in the design and management of neurologic clinical trials. This updated second edition is an invaluable reference that provides information on the rating scales commonly used in patient management and clinical trials. The scales are described in a straightforward and standardized fashion, and cover a variety of neurologic conditions, such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, dementia, multiple sclerosis, etc. The new chapters include scales on: generic and general use; pediatric neurology and rehabilitation; peripheral neuropathy and pain; ataxia; HIV/AIDS; and instruments for diagnosing headaches.
Each chapter in this volume contains the scales of importance and in current use, including a sequence of scale descriptions and specific scales in a standard format, as well as a summary and recommendations indicating which scales are most useful for specific purposes and whether a combination of scales is particularly useful or if better scales are needed.
Each entry notes: a detailed description of the scale; the purpose for which the scale was developed and its current uses if they differ from those for which it was developed; how and by whom the scale is administered; information about validation, such as: does the scale have face validity, and does it appear to measure what it purports to measure; the time needed to administer and score the scale; the scale itself or, when the scale is proprietary or too long for inclusion, a description and key references; special considerations, including unusual measures needed to obtain a valid score or problems in administering the test in specific patients; advantages, or what makes the scale good or useful; disadvantages, or what makes the scale difficult to use or impairs its reliability; and key references, including the original publication of the scale and its validation.
In addition, this handbook will help clinicians and researchers in the field of neurology and neurologic rehabilitation to evaluate clinical trials literature by providing information on the scales being used, evaluate and select appropriate and efficient scales for clinical trials and outcomes research, and develop new scales or measures, or improve existing scales.
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Author Biography - Robert M. Herndon
Robert M. Herndon is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS.