Comparison of clinical instruments for psychosis in Parkinson’s disease


  • Mayela Rodríguez-Violante
  • Amin Cervantes-Arriaga
  • Camilo de la Fuente-Sandoval
  • Salvador Velázquez-Osuna
  • Teresa Corona-Vázquez



psychosis, clinical instruments, Parkinson’s disease, Mexican patients.


Psychosis in patients with Parkinson’s disease is common and to date no adequate clinical instruments for evaluation. Objective: to determine the clinical usefulness of two instruments in the assessment of psychosis in Mexican patients with Parkinson’s disease. Methods: we included patients with Parkinson disease and psychosis. Instruments were applied clìncos TUHARS and UM-PDHQ, and were compared with the scale of positive and negative symptoms. Results: both instruments showed low internal consistency although the correlation between total scores of the two instruments was acceptable but not when compared with the PANSS. Conclusions: using the UM-PDHQ TUHARS in conjunction with the diagnostic criteria of NINDS-NIH may be useful as it develops and publishes a scale with adequate clinimetric properties.



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Rodríguez-Violante, M., Cervantes-Arriaga, A., Fuente-Sandoval, C. de la, Velázquez-Osuna, S., & Corona-Vázquez, T. (2014). Comparison of clinical instruments for psychosis in Parkinson’s disease. Archivos De Neurociencias, 19(2), 79–82.



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