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Table 2 Behavioral and psychological symptoms and physical activity parameters of VD patients ( x±s )

From: Quantitative evaluation of severity of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in patients with vascular dementia

Parameter Time
1st week 24th week
BEHAVE-AD   
Paranoid and delusion ideation 3.05 ± 0.38 3.26 ± 0.36
Hallucinations 3.82 ± 0.52 3.95 ± 0.61
Activity disturbances 6.55 ± 0.68 7.34 ± 0.71*
Aggressiveness 5.06 ± 0.30 5.12 ± 0.29
Diurnal rhythm disturbances 2.81 ± 0.33 3.45 ± 0.42*
Affective disturbances 3.05 ± 0.43 3.28 ± 0.35
Anxieties and phobias 2.27 ± 0.35 3.19 ± 0.38*
NPI Mean score   
Delusions 1.55 ± 0.69 1.83 ± 0.56
Hallucinations 1.30 ± 0.51 1.58 ± 0.47
Agitation 5.55 ± 0.90 7.48 ± 0.88*
Depression 4.21 ± 0.81 4.29 ± 0.36
Anxiety 2.32 ± 0.81 2.44 ± 0.91
Euphoria 3.75 ± 0.65 3.82 ± 0.76
Apathy 3.33 ± 0.71 3.09 ± 0.80
Disinhibition 2.75 ± 0.68 2.91 ± 0.77
Ignitability 3.25 ± 0.92 5.17 ± 0.83*
Aberrant motor behavior 4.25 ± 0.69 4.38 ± 0.66
Sleep disturbance 5.32 ± 0.83 6.05 ± 0.69*
Appetite 4.08 ± 0.57 4.38 ± 0.61
DFA of actigraph activity   
Diurnal activity 0.82 ± 0.17 0.86 ± 0.14
Evening activity 0.87 ± 0.13 0.90 ± 0.11
Nocturnal activity 0.93 ± 0.16 1.03 ± 0.16*
  1. Data presented are mean ± SD, * p < 0.05, compared with first week by Wilcoxon signed rank test.