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Sensory ataxia rating scale: Development and validation of a functional scale for patients with sensory neuronopathies

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Autor(es):
Martinez, Alberto R. M. [1] ; Martins, Melina P. [1] ; Martins, Jr., Carlos R. [1] ; Faber, Ingrid [1] ; de Rezende, Thiago J. R. [1] ; Nucci, Anamarli [1] ; Franca, Jr., Marcondes C. [1]
Número total de Autores: 7
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[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Dept Neurol, Neuromuscular Div, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; v. 24, n. 3 JULY 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Sensory neuronopathies (SN) result from dorsal root ganglia damage and manifest with a combination of sensory deficits and proprioceptive ataxia. Characterization of the natural history and development of therapeutic trials are hampered by the lack of clinical scales that capture the whole spectrum of SN-related manifestations. We propose and validate a rating instrument for SN. Three experienced neuromuscular specialists developed items to rate SN. The resultant instrument was later validated by the assessment of the intra-class correlation coefficient, for inter-rater validity in 48 SN patients, and later in a smaller subset of 16 patients to assess its intra-rater validity. Standardized Crombach's alpha and Oblimin rotation analysis were performed to verify internal consistency and items' relationship, respectively. Evaluation of Sensory Ataxia Rating Scale (SEARS)'s external validity was performed by comparison to: scale for the assessment and rating of ataxia (SARA), Beck balance scale (BBS), and INCAT sensory sum score (ISS). A 10-item scale with an intra-class correlation coefficient >0.95 for intra- and inter-rating measurements with a good internal consistency (standardized Cronbach's alpha of 0.83) were observed. There was a normal distribution of the scores without a floor or ceiling effect. A moderate to good correlation between SEARS and SARA, BBS, and ISS was observed. SEARS is a reliable, easy-to-perform and consistent instrument to rate SN. Larger cohorts and multicenter studies are needed to validate its usefulness towards possible treatment trials. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/01766-7 - Contribuição ao diagnóstico, à fisiopatologia e à terapêutica das neuronopatias sensitivas
Beneficiário:Marcondes Cavalcante Franca Junior
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores
Processo FAPESP: 13/26410-0 - Estudo clínico, imunológico e neurofisiológico nas neuronopatias sensitivas
Beneficiário:Alberto Rolim Muro Martinez
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado Direto