The ALS-FTD-Q: a new screening tool for behavioral disturbances in ALS.

@article{Raaphorst2012TheAA,
  title={The ALS-FTD-Q: a new screening tool for behavioral disturbances in ALS.},
  author={Joost Raaphorst and Emma Beeldman and Ben A. Schmand and Joris J Berkhout and W. H. J. P. Linssen and Leonard H van den Berg and Yolande A. L. Pijnenburg and Hepke F. Grupstra and Janneke G Weikamp and Helenius Jurgen Schelhaas and Janne M. Papma and John Cornelis van Swieten and Marianne de Visser and Rob J. de Haan},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={79 13},
  pages={1377-83}
}
OBJECTIVE The assessment of behavioral disturbances in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is important because of the overlap with the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (ALS-bvFTD). Motor symptoms and dysarthria are not taken into account in currently used behavioral questionnaires. We examined the clinimetric properties of a new behavioral questionnaire for patients with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Frontotemporal Dementia-Questionnaire [ALS-FTD-Q]). METHODS In addition to… CONTINUE READING