Journal of Neural Transmission

, Volume 114, Issue 2, pp 211–217

Development of a Patient Questionnaire to facilitate recognition of motor and non-motor wearing-off in Parkinson’s disease

  • M. Stacy
  • R. Hauser

DOI: 10.1007/s00702-006-0554-y

Cite this article as:
Stacy, M. & Hauser, R. J Neural Transm (2007) 114: 211. doi:10.1007/s00702-006-0554-y


We previously reported that the use of a specifically designed Wearing-Off Questionnaire (WOQ) identified symptoms of wearing-off more frequently than standard assessments conducted by movement disorder specialists during a routine office visit. In the previous study we used a WOQ of 32 symptoms; however this tool was not designed for daily use. In this paper we describe the retrospective development of a simpler, 19-symptom WOQ more suitable for routine clinical use.

Keywords: Parkinson’s disease, wearing-off, non-motor fluctuations

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Stacy
    • 1
  • R. Hauser
    • 2
  1. 1.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.University of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA