Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Original Article

Japanese translation and linguistic validation of King's Parkinson's Disease Pain Scale (KPPS) and King's Parkinson's Disease Pain Questionnaire (KPPQ)

Kanako Kurihara, M.D.1), Shinsuke Fujioka, M.D., Ph.D.1), Takayasu Mishima, M.D., Ph.D.1), Takuya Konno, M.D., Ph.D.2), Morinobu Seki, M.D., Ph.D.3) and Yoshio Tsuboi, M.D., Ph.D.1)

1) Department of Neurology, Fukuoka University School of Medicine
2) Department of Neurology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University
3) Department of Neurology, Keio University School of Medicine

Pain is one of the most frequent non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) and it has a great impact on patient's quality of life. Thus, its quantitative evaluation is critical in establishing therapeutic evidence. The King's Parkinson's Disease Pain Scale (KPPS) was introduced as a scale of pain specific to PD in 2015. As a follow-up to the evaluator-based KPPS, the patient-based questionnaire, the King's Parkinson`s Disease Pain Questionnaire (KPPQ), was introduced in 2018. We developed a linguistically validated Japanese version of the KPPS and KPPQ, and the process of its construction is reported in this study.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 62: 15−21, 2022)
key words: Parkinson's Disease, pain, King's Parkinson's Disease Pain Scale, King's Parkinson's Disease Pain Questionnaire, linguistic validation

(Received: 17-Aug-21)