AGI members can get access to SARA Training Tool by applying at the DZNE (AGI membership certificate needed). After the application process, you will receive a SARA Training Tool account for the period of your AGI membership.
Monitoring of disease severity is of great importance for treatment and management of clinical trials. The Scale for Assessment and Rating of Ataxia (SARA) is a frequently used, short and easily applicable clinical scale used to assess the severity of ataxia.
The SARA training tool has been developed by DZNE (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases) and provides comprehensive and standardized training material and certification to reduce variability in applying the SARA. SARA scores were recorded according to a standardized protocol and rated by three clinical experts in consensus. Four hundred thirty-eight videos of 67 patients are included in the SARA training tool.
- The tutorial section demonstrates a complete SARA examination on a healthy control.
- In the training section, users can compare their ratings to consensus ratings and access a video library covering the complete SARA range.
- The tool also includes a section that allows optional certification.