Assessing Impulsivity Changes in Alzheimer Disease

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serval:BIB_41A4C4C97017
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Assessing Impulsivity Changes in Alzheimer Disease
Journal
Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders
Author(s)
Rochat Lucien, Delbeuck Xavier, Billieux Joël, dʼAcremont Mathieu, Juillerat Van der Linden Anne-Claude, Van der Linden Martial
ISSN
0893-0341
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
22
Number
3
Pages
278-283
Language
english
Abstract
Impulsive behaviors are common in brain-damaged patients including those with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer disease (AD). The objective of this study was to develop and validate a short version of the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale assessing changes on 4 different dimensions of impulsivity, namely urgency, (lack of) premeditation, (lack of) perseverance, and sensation seeking, arising in the course of a neurodegenerative disease. To this end, caregivers of 83 probable AD patients completed a short questionnaire adapted from the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the data were performed and revealed that a model with 4 distinct but related latent variables corresponding to 4 different dimensions of impulsivity fit the data best. Furthermore, the results showed that lack of perseverance, followed by lack of premeditation and urgency, increased after the onset of the disease, whereas sensation seeking decreased. Overall, the multifaceted nature of impulsivity was confirmed in a sample of AD patients, whose caregivers reported significant changes regarding each facet of impulsivity. Consequently, the short version of the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale opens up interesting prospects for a better comprehension of behavioral symptoms of dementia.
Keywords
Gerontology, Clinical Psychology, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Alzheimer Disease/complications/physiopathology, Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders/etiology/physiopathology, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Reproducibility of Results, Surveys and Questionnaires
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