The Journal of Parkinson’s Disease recently published “Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool (VRFCAT-SL) in Parkinson’s Disease” co-authored by Dr. Travis Turner, Dr. Alex Atkins, and Dr. Rich Keefe. The article examines the application of an abbreviated version of the standard VRFCAT (the VRFCAT-SL) the application of the VRFCAT-SL in measuring functional capacity in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The study looked at 29 patients seen in clinic for comprehensive neuropsychological testing, 15 of which met the criteria for mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI). These encouraging results demonstrate that the VRFCAT-SL provides a convenient and valid measure of functional capacity in Parkinson’s disease that is not confounded by motor symptoms.

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