Cutoff score on the apathy evaluation scale in subjects with traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Cutoff score on the apathy evaluation scale in subjects with traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J49705.
Journal:
Brain Injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 16, issue 6, pp 509-516
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Abstract:
Study was conducted to determine a cutoff score to designate a subject as apathetic on the Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES). Forty-five patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their family members, friends, or significant others filled out the AES. Three clinicians prospectively gave their impressions of the presence or absence of apathy and retrospectively chose the degree of apathy on a 7-pont subjective rating scale. The data was analyzed by logistic regression and the Receiver Operating Characteristic curve. Sensitivity and specificity were calculated. No cutoff score was found to have reasonable sensitivity and specificity with respect to the ability to predict the clinician's designation of a subject as apathetic. Findings suggest the AES requires further study before it can be used to measure apathy following TBI.
Author(s):
Glenn, Mel B.; Burke, David T.; O'Neil-Pirozzi, Therese; Goldstein, Richard; Jacob, Loyal; Kettell, Jennifer
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