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Neurology. 1986 Jul;36(7):937-41.

Quantitative motor assessment in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Abstract

Reliable measurements are needed to document the natural history of ALS and to determine therapeutic efficacy. We have devised a standardized protocol that generates interval data sensitive to change-the Tufts Quantitative Neuromuscular Exam (TQNE). The TQNE consists of the following four major categories: pulmonary function, oropharyngeal function, timed functional activities, and isometric strength using an electronic strain gauge. The 29-item exam takes about 1 hour to administer and has excellent test-retest reliability.

PMID:
3714055
DOI:
10.1212/wnl.36.7.937
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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