Mov Disord. Dec;20(12) International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS): appropriate for studies of Friedreich’s ataxia? Cano SJ(1). The International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS) is an outcome measure that was created in by the Committee of the World Federation of. INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATIVE ATAXIA RATING SCALE. I: POSTURE AND GAIT DISTURBANCE. SCORE: 1. WALKING. CAPACITIES observed during a 10 .

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Clinicians will require appropriate rating scales to United Kingdom, with onset normally occurring during evaluate the health impact of disease and treatment that puberty. Original Editor – Ajay Upadhyay. Sporadic ataxia with adult onset: This point icsrs with generally high inter-rater reliability comprises 19 individual items combined into four subscales addressing posture and gait disturbances, kinetic functions, speech disorders and oculomotor disorders Trouillas ataxja al.

To determine this, we would needed if it is to be considered as a primary outcome need to compare the measurement properties of the IC- ataxxia for clinical trials. A phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of idebenone in Friedreich ataxia. Our findings are numerically similar to those previously reported on a much smaller database Cano et al.

It has eight categories with accumulative score ranging from 0 no ataxia to 40 most severe ataxia.

Showing of 29 references. The ICARS has been validated for use in patients with focal cerebellar lesions [1] and hereditary spinocerebellar and Friedrich’s ataxia. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


A potential drawback of such rearrangement would be the fact that the posture and gait disturbances subscale would become icaes heavy compared with the remaining subscales. StoodleyJeremy D. Evaluating neurological out- ;2: Kufs or icas Kufs: From This Paper Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Retrieved from ” https: Reliability and validity of the scale for the assessment and rating of ataxia: Health Assessment Lab; The age of onset inversely correlates with increased GAA repeat length. More than half of the predicted rate of decline is attributed to the posture and gait disturbances subscale, and patients have typically reached an ICARS of 60 points after 20 years. In this study, we have attempted to overcome these limitations by including a large patient cohort and by ensuring proper experience to maximize standardizations in using the ICARS.

Additional limitations of this approach could result from rater-dependent assessment differences and because only a single data point per patient is collected.

Development of a brief ataxia rating scale (BARS) based on a modified form of the ICARS.

All psychometric analyses are acceptable, reliable, and valid indicators of ataxia se- except test—retest analyses were carried out on data pro- verity. This graphical presentation also showed the heterogeneity in ratings for individual items with disease progression.


Psychometric scaling analysis shows generally favourable properties for the total scale, but the subscale grouping could be improved.

The authors thank Mika Araxia 4Pharma, Sweden, statistical advisor for discussion and support in the interpretation of the data. The SARA is a tool for assessing ataxia. The results presented so far add to the understanding of the relative contribution of individual ICARS subscales and items to the total ICARS rating in relation to disease progression and severity.

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Neurological, cardiological, and oculomotor progression in patients with Friedreich ataxia during long-term follow-up. Current views and new vistas.

Biochim Biophys Acta practice: Double-blind crossover study of validity studies II: Consequently, the validity of the ICARS why we would be cautious to propose this from our data is the extent to which it represents ataxia severity mea- set alone. There are patients represented in A whereas disease duration data were available for only patients in B.

For motor activities of the four extremities itemsassessments wtaxia performed bilaterally, and the mean values are used to obtain the total score.

Scale for the assessment and rating of ataxia: Quantitative applications in the social sciences. This uncertainty is because the model. Development of guide version 1.