Reliability and applicability of movement disorder rating scales in the elderly.

@article{Sweet1993ReliabilityAA,
  title={Reliability and applicability of movement disorder rating scales in the elderly.},
  author={Robert A. Sweet and E G DeSensi and George S. Zubenko},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={1993},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={56-60}
}
Geriatric research clinicians were readily trained to use three scales initially developed for rating neuroleptic-induced movement disorders in mixed-age patients: the Abnormal Involuntary Movements Scale (AIMS), Simpson Extra Pyramidal Side Effect Scale (SEPSE), and Barnes Akathisia Scale (BAS). Interrater reliability, calculated by intraclass correlation coefficients, ranged from 0.79 to 0.93. Of elderly psychiatric inpatients tested, 97% were able to complete the examination, despite… CONTINUE READING
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