The behavioral/cognitive status of motor neuron disease patients should be assessed with disease-specific tools

Stefano F. Cappa

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Abstract

Evaluation of: Raaphorst J, Beeldman E, Schmand B et al. The ALS-FTD-Q: a new screening tool for behavioral disturbances in ALS. Neurology 79(13), 1377-1383 (2012). The issue of cognitive and behavioral disorders in motor neuron disease is the focus of intensive investigation. The screening tool developed by Raaphorst et al. represents a clinically significant advancement, because of its excellent psychometric properties. Further studies are needed to assess the relationship between behavioral disturbances, executive dysfunction and social cognition impairment in motor neuron disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalFuture Neurology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • behavioral scale
  • cognition
  • frontotemporal dementia
  • motor neuron disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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