BEHAVE-AD

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BEHAVE-AD

Behavioral Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease Rating Scale. A neurological testing instrument used to assess patients with Alzheimer’s disease, which provides a global rating of non-cognitive symptoms. It is used to benchmark the efficacy of clinical drugs.
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Inclusion criteria were as follows: a) met the criteria for probable AD proposed by the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disease and Stroke and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association (NINCDS-ADRDA); [17] b) 60-80 years of age; c) minimum of 5 years of education; d) total score on Mini-Mental State Examination(MMSE) [18] of less than 24; e) total score on Behavioral Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease Rating Scale (BEHAVE-AD) [19] of greater than 8; e) no history of epilepsy, stroke, or major head trauma; f) no severe physical illness or implants which could limit the use of rTMS; and g) had not taken antipsychotic medications or other drugs affecting mental activity in the previous month.
The primary outcome measure was the change in scores of the Behavioral Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease Rating Scale (BEHAVE-AD).
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