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Hoehn and Yahr


STAGE 0 = No signs of disease.
STAGE 1 = Unilateral disease.
STAGE 1.5 = Unilateral plus axial involvement.
STAGE 2 = Bilateral disease, without impairment of balance.
STAGE 2.5 = Mild bilateral disease, with recovery on pull test.
STAGE 3 = Mild to moderate bilateral disease; some postural instability; physically independent.
STAGE 4 = Severe disability; still able to walk or stand unassisted.
STAGE 5 = Wheelchair bound or bedridden unless aided.