Field testing of an ataxia scoring and staging system

Can J Neurol Sci. 1980 Nov;7(4):339-44. doi: 10.1017/s031716710002285x.


The authors present a simple system for disability scoring and functional staging of an ataxic patient, based on modifications of a previous scheme advocated by De Falco and collaborators (1979). This system was tested under field conditions in 47 ataxic subjects and found to be useful and functional.

MeSH terms

  • Ataxia / diagnosis*
  • Ataxia / genetics
  • Atrophy
  • Cerebellar Ataxia / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Friedreich Ataxia / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neurologic Examination*
  • Olivary Nucleus
  • Syndrome