How is the Timed Stereotypies Rating Scale administered for the assessment of tardive dyskinesia (TD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Observe the patient with his or her feet bare and hands exposed. Ask him or her to sit still in a chair for 10 minutes. Place a check mark on the score sheet the first time each movement occurs during each 30-second interval of the observation period. The timing can be established by playing a recording containing a series of 30-second intervals adding up to 10 minutes (listen to the audio file below). The recording may be played live in the patient’s presence. To avoid distracting the patient, the examiner may listen through headphones.

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