Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2533–2540 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1569-6 BRIEF COMMUNICATION Assessment of apathy minimising the effect of motor dysfunctions in Parkinson’s disease: a validation study of the dimensional apathy scale 1,2 1 1 1,3 • • • • Gabriella Santangelo Alfonsina D’Iorio Fausta Piscopo Soﬁa Cuoco 2 2,3 1 4 • • • • Katia Longo Marianna Amboni Chiara Baiano Domenico Tafuri 3 3 2,4 • • Maria Teresa Pellecchia Paolo Barone Carmine Vitale Accepted: 1 April 2017 / Published online: 7 April 2017 Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017 Abstract Results The DAS scores showed high internal consistency Purpose Apathy is associated with motor symptoms in and good evidence for convergent and discriminant valid- Parkinson’s disease (PD); therefore, its evaluation could be ity. Maximum discrimination between apathetic and non- inﬂuenced by motor disability. The Dimensional Apathy apathetic patients was obtained with a cut-off score of 28.5 Scale (DAS) evaluates apathy excluding confounding (total score range: 0–72 with higher score indicating more effects of motor symptoms. The present study had three severe apathy). Comparison between PD and HC groups major aims: (a) to explore the psychometric properties of revealed signiﬁcant differences on total DAS, behavioural/ the DAS in non-demented PD patients;
Quality of Life Research – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 7, 2017
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