Multidimensional apathy in ALS: validation of the Dimensional Apathy Scale.

  title={Multidimensional apathy in ALS: validation of the Dimensional Apathy Scale.},
  author={Ratko Radakovic and Laura Stephenson and Shuna Colville and Robert J. Swingler and Siddharthan Chandran and Sharon Abrahams},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={87 6},
AIM Apathy is a prominent symptom of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), but measurement is confounded by physical disability. Furthermore, it has been traditionally measured as a unidimensional symptom despite research demonstrating a multifaceted construct. The new Dimensional Apathy Scale (DAS) has been specifically designed for patients with motor disability to measure 3 neurologically based subtypes of apathy: Executive, Emotional and Initiation. We aimed to explore this behavioural… CONTINUE READING


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