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      The Neuropsychiatric Inventory: Comprehensive assessment of psychopathology in dementia

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      Neurology

      Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)

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          We developed a new instrument, the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), to assess 10 behavioral disturbances occurring in dementia patients: delusions, hallucinations, dysphoria, anxiety, agitation/aggression, euphoria, disinhibition, irritability/lability, apathy, and aberrant motor activity. The NPI uses a screening strategy to minimize administration time, examining and scoring only those behavioral domains with positive responses to screening questions. Both the frequency and the severity of each behavior are determined. Information for the NPI is obtained from a caregiver familiar with the patient's behavior. Studies reported here demonstrate the content and concurrent validity as well as between-rater, test-retest, and internal consistency reliability; the instrument is both valid and reliable. The NPI has the advantages of evaluating a wider range of psychopathology than existing instruments, soliciting information that may distinguish among different etiologies of dementia, differentiating between severity and frequency of behavioral changes, and minimizing administration time.

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          Journal
          Neurology
          Neurology
          Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
          0028-3878
          1526-632X
          December 01 1994
          December 01 1994
          : 44
          : 12
          : 2308
          Article
          10.1212/WNL.44.12.2308
          7991117
          © 1994

          Molecular medicine, Neurosciences

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