Table 2

Description of current behavioural symptoms in patients with AD with higher (N = 463) and lower BPSD scores (N = 551).

AD + BPSD

AD - BPSD


Behavioural symptoms (at inclusion)

92.2%

91.7%


Tearfulness

24.6%

31.4%*


Depression

44.5%

43.6%


Concentration

56.4%

55.4%


Cooperation

34.6%

37.0%


Delusions

35.2%

29.2%*


Hallucinations

27.0%

21.6%*


Pacing

26.6%

21.4%


Motor activity

29.4%

27.9%


Tremors

80.6%

34.2%***


Appetite change

28.5%

24.3%


Apathy

17.1%

22.5%*


Anxiety

20.3%

17.4%


Agitation

15.3%

18.3%


Delirium

4.8%

2.2%*


AD: Alzheimer's disease; BPSD: Behavioural and psychological symptoms of disease; AD + BPSD: patients with higher ADAS-Noncog scores. AD - BPSD: patients with lower ADAS-Noncog scores; Chi-square test: *p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001.

Fern├índez et al. BMC Neurology 2010 10:87   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-10-87

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