New Freezing of Gait Questionnaire (NFOG-Q)

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Objective

The New Freezing of Gait Questionnaire (NFOG-Q) is a self-reportable questionnaire consisting of 9 items that measure freezing of gait (FOG). The NFOG-Q is the renewed version of the FOG-Q, which originally consisted of 6 items.

Intended Population

Patients with Parkinson's Disease and other Parkinson-related syndroms.

Method of Use

The questionnaire

  1. Did you experience freezing in the last month? [ ] Yes [ ] No
  2. During your worst state—Do you walk:

0 Normally

1 Almost normally—somewhat slow

2 Slow but fully independent

3 Need assistance or walking aid

4 Unable to walk

  1. Are your gait difficulties affecting your daily activities

and independence?

0 Not at all

1 Mildly

2 Moderately

3 Severely

4 Unable to walk

  1. Do you feel that your feet get glued to the floor while

walking, making a turn or when trying to initiate walking

(freezing)?

0 Never

1 Very rarely—about once a month

2 Rarely—about once a week

3 Often—about once a day

4 Always—whenever walking

  1. How long is your longest freezing episode?

0 Never happened

1 1–2 s

2 3–10 s

3 11–30 s

4 Unable to walk for more than 30 s

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