Journal article

Instrumented Objective Clinical Examination of Cerebellar Ataxia: the Upper and Lower Limb-a Review.

Laura Power, Pubudu Pathirana, Malcolm Horne, Sarah Milne, Amanda Marriott, David J Szmulewicz

The Cerebellum | Published : 2021

Abstract

Cerebellar dysfunction results in impairments in co-ordination or 'ataxia'. Bedside examination of cerebellar function has changed little since the early nineteenth century with the exception being the oculomotor examination which has become instrumented. Otherwise, competence and confidence in performing the clinical assessment relies heavily on the skill and experience of the clinician. Potentially, instrumented objective measurement will more accurately assess the severity of ataxia and the changes brought about by advancing therapies in pharmaceutical trials and in rehabilitation intervention. This study describes instrumented versions of several bedside tests of cerebellar function, inc..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council