The global pandemic has permanently changed the state of practice for pre-DBS neuropsychological evaluations

of the Parkinson Study Group Functional Neurosurgical Working Group

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Abstract

The evaluation and management of patients with movement disorders has evolved considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the assessment of candidates for deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy. Members of the Neuropsychology Focus Group from the Parkinson Study Group Functional Neurosurgical Working Group met virtually to discuss current practices and solutions, build consensus, and to inform the DBS team and community regarding the complexities of performing DBS neuropsychological evaluations during COVID-19. It is our viewpoint that the practice of neuropsychology has adapted successfully to provide tele-neuropsychological pre-DBS evaluations during the global pandemic, thus permanently changing the landscape of neuropsychological services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalParkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume86
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology

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