Motor performance test

  • P. H. Kraus
  • H. Przuntek
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Part of the Key Topics in Brain Research book series (KEYTOPICS)


Looking for a simple tool for monitoring therapy and for early diagnosis of motor disturbances we used the motor performance test of Schoppe in a modified version.

In resolution and reliability tests using technical equipment for quantification of motor performance are superior to clinical examination. Quantification of movements and of movement disorders is the subject of a number of examinations using apparative tests. Most of them are designed to answer a specific scientific question, and therefore they only record selected parameters describing motion.

To obtain a better specifity in our testing we are using a battery of different apparative subtests in routine examination for control of course and to monitor therapy, with a base-line of age-corrected normal data. We found significant differences between patients and controls in the different subtests of our battery. To interpret the multidimensional test in its entirety we used discriminant-analysis, which gave an excellent distinction between patients and controls.


Parkinsonian Patient Technical Equipment Monitoring Therapy Motor Disturbance Motor Deficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. H. Kraus
    • 1
  • H. Przuntek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologySt. Josef University-HospitalBochumFederal Republic of Germany

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