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3 = Severe; interferes with many activities. 4 = Marked; interferes with most activities. 17. Sensory complaints related to parkinsonism 0 = None. 1 = Occasionally has numbness, tingling, or mild aching. 2 = Frequently has numbness, tingling, or aching; not distressing. 3 = Frequent painful sensations. 4 = Excruciating pain. III. Motor examination 18. Speech 0 = Normal. 1 = Slight loss of expression, diction, and/or volume. 2 = Monotone, slurred but understandable; moderately impaired. 3 = Marked impairment, difficult to understand.

2 = Moderately impaired. Definite and early fatiguing. May have occasional arrests in movement. 3 = Severely impaired. Frequent hesitation in initiating movements or arrests in ongoing movement. 4 = Can barely perform the task. 27. Arising from chair (patient attempts to rise from a straight-backed chair, with arms folded across chest) 0 = Normal. 1 = Slow, or may need more than one attempt. 2 = Pushes self up from arms of seat. 3 = Tends to fall back and may have to try more than one time, but can get up without help.

It is important for nurses to be comfortable with understanding each of these classic or primary symptoms individually so as to recognize typical PD from atypical parkinsonism and also to be aware of functional issues, limitations, and the need for nursing support and patient education. Tremor in PD The tremor of PD is a tremor at rest. It is present when the patient has the arm or leg still, frequently while sitting still or walking with arms at the side. Initially, it is intermittent and quite mild, perhaps involving only a finger or two.

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