Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale


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Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale

A testing instrument devised in the 1970s which is used to evaluate the severity of symptoms of tardive dyskinesia, which are divided into abnormal movements of the face and mouth, extremities, trunk, global judgement by an examiner, and dental status, including edentia, wearing of dentures.
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In Abnormal involuntary movement scale, patients of both groups had severity of involuntary movements in mild category; however, score was high in Group 1 than Group 2 and score of facial and oral movements in AIMS was high in Group 1 than Group 2.
How to examine patients using the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale.
The heavy smokers in this sample were found to have obtained a higher score than the light smokers and the non-smokers on the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale.
Tardive dyskinesia is a difficult condition to treat; it is best, therefore, to prevent its onset by using the minimally effective antipsychotic dose, by preferential use of an SGA rather than a FGA, and by regular screening for tardive dyskinesia using a standardized rating scale such as the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale.
The primary endpoint will be a comparison of placebo versus active scores on the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS).
At the same time, they assessed adverse events using the Simpson-Angus Scale, Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale, and the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale.
assessing for incipient signs of TD using the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS), (4) which should be administered at least every 3 to 6 months.
You routinely administer the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale and discover that one of your patients has developed tardive dyskinesia.

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