Estimating the prevalence of agitation in community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Tractenberg2002EstimatingTP,
  title={Estimating the prevalence of agitation in community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Rochelle E. Tractenberg and Myron Frederick Weiner and Leon J. Thal},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={11-8}
}
To estimate the prevalence of, and develop norms for, significant agitation in community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD), the authors applied three different criteria to persons with AD (n=235) and normal elderly control subjects (NEC; n=64). The criteria were used to identify the minimum total score on the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) that represents significant or "excessive" agitation and to estimate its prevalence. The "ultraliberal" criterion resulted in 99.1… CONTINUE READING

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