A comparison of Parkinson’s disease motor-subtype classification schemes

Takeaway

  • There is discordance between classification of Parkinson’s disease (PD) using the Jankovic and Schiess classification schemes, and classification using either scheme was not stable over the early course of PD.

Why this matters

    This study reinforces previous literature indicating that the currently used classification schemes for PD motor-subtypes are unstable and alternative classifications should be considered.