Catalogo Articoli (Spogli Riviste)

OPAC HELP

Titolo:
BEHAVIORAL-DISORDERS IN ALZHEIMER-DISEASE - A TRANSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
Autore:
BINETTI G; MEGA MS; MAGNI E; PADOVANI A; ROZZINI L; BIANCHETTI A; TRABUCCHI M; CUMMINGS JL;
Indirizzi:
SACRO CUORE FATEBENEFRATELLI HOSP,IST RIC & CURA CARATTERE SCI,ALZHEIMERS DIS UNIT I-25123 BRESCIA ITALY GERIATR RES GRP BRESCIA ITALY UNIV CALIF LOS ANGELES,SCH MED,DEPT NEUROL LOS ANGELES CA 90024 UNIV CALIF LOS ANGELES,SCH MED,DEPT PSYCHIAT & BIOBEHAV SCI LOS ANGELES CA 90024
Titolo Testata:
Archives of neurology
fascicolo: 4, volume: 55, anno: 1998,
pagine: 539 - 544
SICI:
0003-9942(1998)55:4<539:BIA-AT>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DEMENTIA; PSYCHOPATHOLOGY; DEPRESSION; CLINICIAN; SYMPTOMS; SCALE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
G. Binetti et al., "BEHAVIORAL-DISORDERS IN ALZHEIMER-DISEASE - A TRANSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE", Archives of neurology, 55(4), 1998, pp. 539-544

Abstract

Objectives: To compare 2 samples of patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), from Italy and the United States, in order to determine transcultural differences in the manifestation of noncognitive symptoms. To analyze the concurrent validity, internal consistency reliability, between-rater reliability, and test-retest reliability of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory Scale (NPI). Methods: The NPI was given to 50 Italian andSO US patients with AD. To demonstrate the validity and reliability of the Italian version of the instrument, several different methods of analysis were used. The total score on the NPI and the score of singleitems in the different stages of the disease were compared in the 2 samples of patients. Results: A high level of internal consistency reliability was confirmed, the between-rater reliability was very high, and the test-retest reliability was significantly correlated. Apathy wasthe most frequently recorded behavior in the Italian sample. Five of 10 NPI item scores showed a significant relation with the Mini-Mental State Examination scores in both samples. The Italian patients showed an increasing and significantly higher mean NPI total score at all levels of dementia severity when compared with the US patients. The scores on some NPI sub scales, such as apathy, aberrant motor behavior, disinhibition, and agitation, were significant higher in Italian patientsat different levels of severity covarying with educational level. Conclusions: These results indicate that NPI is a reliable instrument with which to study transcultural differences in the presentation of neuropsychiatric disturbances in patients with AD. The described similar pattern of behaviors between Italians and US patients with AD suggests a biological origin of the disorders. However, cultural influences must be taken in account when the focus of the study is on psychopathological aspects of dementia.

ASDD Area Sistemi Dipartimentali e Documentali, Università di Bologna, Catalogo delle riviste ed altri periodici
Documento generato il 05/07/20 alle ore 09:11:31