Stepwise comparative status analysis (STEP): a tool for identification of regional brain syndromes in dementia.

@article{Wallin1996StepwiseCS,
  title={Stepwise comparative status analysis (STEP): a tool for identification of regional brain syndromes in dementia.},
  author={Anders Wallin and {\AA}ke Edman and K Blennow and Carl G Gottfries and Ingvar Karlsson and Bj{\"o}rn Regland and Magnus P T Sj{\"o}gren},
  journal={Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={185-99}
}
A method for clinical examination of patients with dementia, stepwise comparative status analysis (STEP), is presented. It combines psychiatric and neurologic status examination methods to identify certain common dementia symptoms by which the patient's regional brain symptom profile can be determined. Fifty status variables (items) are estimated with respect to occurrence and severity. The analysis is performed in three steps. The scores on the 'primary' variables reflect observations of… CONTINUE READING

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