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Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia

Assesses the spectrum of behavioral and
psychological symptoms commonly associated with the onset and course of dementia.


Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia™ (BPAD™)
Kara S. Schmidt, PhD and Jennifer L. Gallo, PhD
Purpose:Assess changes in behavior and mood associated with the onset of various dementia syndromes
Age range:30 to 90 years
Admin:Individual administration
Admin time:15 minutes to administer; 2-3 minutes to score
Scoring time:3 minutes
Qualification level:B
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The BPAD is a standardized informant report that assesses the changes in both behavior and mood that are associated with the onset and course of various dementia syndromes. This 78-item assessment categorizes symptoms into three clusters (i.e., Psychopathological, Behavioral, Biological) and further, into seven domains (i.e., Perceptual/Delusional, Positive Mood/Anxiety, Negative Mood/Anxiety, Aggressive, Perseverative/Rigid, Disinhibited, Biological Rhythms). The BPAD Response Booklet is large-print to simplify completion by individuals with vision difficulties.

During administration, the respondent is asked about symptoms the patient has exhibited both within the past 4 weeks and 5 years ago. To differentiate symptoms associated with long-standing psychiatric illness from symptoms associated with the onset of behavioral disturbance related to dementia, the BPAD assesses the symptoms over these two time periods and computes a change score that captures information about changes in mood and behavior specific to the onset and course of dementia. The BPAD was standardized and validated on a sample of men and women ages 30-90 years; these rated adults came from a wide range of racial/ethnic and educational backgrounds and geographic regions, and the sample was matched to U.S Census proportions.

Administration is done using the large-print Response Booklet and pencil, takes 15 minutes to complete, and should be completed by family members, paraprofessionals, or other professionals ages 18-90 who have regular contact with individuals who have suspected or diagnosed dementia. The items are written at a sixth-grade reading level. The BPAD can be employed in a wide range of settings (e.g., outpatient clinics, assisted living settings, clinical research settings) with heterogeneous groups of individuals with suspected or diagnosed dementia (e.g., patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, patients with vascular dementia, psychiatric patients with suspected dementia).

The BPAD Software Portfolio Makes Scoring Easy

After hand-entry of raw scores, the easy-to-use BPAD Software Portfolio (BPAD-SP) generates scores that represent current impairment (i.e., CURRENT), past impairment (i.e., PAST), and change in impairment over time (i.e., CHANGE). The Score Report also provides T scores and percentiles for the BPAD Total and domain scores and graphical presentation of BPAD T scores. The BPAD-SP is included in the BPAD Introductory Kit and provides unlimited scoring and report generation.

Requirements
Windows:XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac users: install Windows in VirtualBox or BootCamp.
Other virtual machine solutions (e.g., Parallels, VMWare) are not supported.
Prerequisites:NTFS file system; Internet connection or telephone for activation; CD-ROM drive for installation
Software
Item numberProduct descriptionList price
WW-6075-CPBPAD Introductory Kit
includes BPAD Professional Manual, BPAD-SP with On-Screen Help and Quick Start Guide, and 25 Response Booklets
$280.00
Manuals, Books, and Equipment
Item numberProduct descriptionList price
WW-6076-TMBPAD Professional Manual$70.00
Forms and Booklets
Item numberProduct descriptionList price
WW-6077-RFBPAD Response Booklets (pkg/25)$68.00
Related Products
Dementia Rating Scale–2™ (DRS-2™)
Neuropsychological Assessment Battery® (NAB®)
Mini-Mental® State Examination, 2nd Edition™ (MMSE®-2™)


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