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Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire

Aka: Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire, NPI-Q
  1. See Also
    1. Dementia
    2. Dementia Management
    3. Dementia Related Malnutrition
    4. Behavior Problems in Dementia
    5. Agitation in Dementia
    6. Sleep Problems in Dementia
    7. Wandering Behavior in Dementia
  2. Indications
    1. Evaluates Dementia related behaviors
  3. Exam: Twelve question survey of behaviors in Dementia
    1. Delusions or paranoia
    2. Hallucinations (visual and auditory)
    3. Agitation or Aggression
    4. Depressed Mood or Dysphoria
    5. Anxiety
    6. Elation or Euphoria
    7. Apathy or Indifference
    8. Disinhibition (impulsive)
    9. Irritability or lability (decreased coping)
    10. Motor disturbance (pacing, compulsive behaviors)
    11. Nighttime Behaviors (e.g. sleep disturbance)
    12. Appetite or eating (e.g. weight loss)
  4. Interpretation: Scoring
    1. Each question is scored for present or absent
    2. Present behaviors are scored for severity and distress
      1. Severity (1-Mild to 3-Severe)
      2. Distress (0-No distress to 5-Extremely Distressing)
  5. References
    1. Kaufer (2000) J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 12:233-9 [PubMed]

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