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Protocol - Behavioral Disturbances

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Description:

The NPI-Q is a self-administered questionnaire used by informants (e.g., caregivers) to assess neuropsychiatric symptoms of a patient over the previous month and the effect on the patient and caregiver. Twelve domains and cardinal symptoms of each domain are assessed with yes/no responses. Both severity (a 3-point scale) and distress ratings (a 5-point scale) are recorded for each confirmed symptom. The severity scale applies to the effect on the patient, and the distress scale applies to the effect on the caregiver.

Specific Instructions:

The NPI-Q is proprietary and copyrighted by Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD. The NPI-Q may be used freely for academic purposes, but there is a fee for commercial use. See this website for details about use of and access to the NPI-Q: http://npitest.net/terms-of-service.html.

Per NPI-Q background and administration documentation, it is recommended that responses to the NPI-Q be reviewed for completeness by a clinician and for clarifying uncertainties after each administration. The first time a subject completes the NPI-Q, it may be useful to verbally review the instructions. In some instances, it may be necessary to conduct the NPI-Q in part or entirely as an interview.

Current age of the patient (not respondent) is essential to this measure

Protocol:

The NPI-Q is proprietary. See the NPI Test website for access to the NPI-Q.

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Protocol Name from Source:

Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Questionnaire (NPI-Q)

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs
None
Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult, Senior

Participants:

Adults age 48 years and older with dementia

Selection Rationale

The NPI-Q has been validated with older adults with dementia and is a commonly used neuropsychiatric questionnaire.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Questionnaire (NPI-Q) Questionnaire Assessment Scale 6356761 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Not applicable

Source

Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Questionnaire (NPI-Q)

General References

Geda, Y. E., Roberts, R. O., Knopman, D. S., Petersen, R. C., Christianson, T. J., Pankratz, V. S., .. Rocca, W. A. (2008). Prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in mild cognitive impairment and normal cognitive aging: Population-based study. Archives of General Psychiatry, 65(10),1193-1198.

Kaufer, D. I., Cummings, J. L., Ketchel, P., Smith, V., MacMillan, A., Shelley, T., ... DeKosky, S. T. (2000). Validation of the NPI-Q, a brief clinical form of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 12(2), 233-239.

Protocol ID:

250301

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX250301000000 Protocol 250301 is a proprietary instrument. N/A
Geriatrics
Measure Name:

Behavioral Disturbances

Release Date:

July 2, 2018

Definition

This measure is a questionnaire about behaviors associated with agitation that have occurred since an individual began experiencing memory problems.

Purpose

To provide a brief assessment of neuropsychiatric symptomatology in routine clinical practice settings. The questionnaire assesses the effect on the patient and the distress caused for the respondent (e.g., the caregiver).

Keywords

Agitation, behavior, distress, memory, Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Questionnaire, NPI-Q, proprietary, gerontology, aging