Factor analysis of behavioural symptoms in Huntington's disease

Hugh Rickards, Jenny De Souza, Marleen Van Walsem, Erik Van Duijn, Sheila A. Simpson, Ferdinando Squitieri, Bernhard Landwehrmeyer

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A principal-components factor analysis was performed on behavioural data obtained from the European Huntington's Disease Network REGISTRY study. 1690 valid assessments using the United Huntington's Disease Rating Scale Behavioural Rating Scale were included in the analysis. This large data set confirmed previous reports of distinct behavioural patterns within Huntington's disease comprising a depressive factor, a dysexecutive factor, an irritability factor and a psychosis factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-412
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Surgery


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