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Agitated Behavior Scale (ABS)

Specialty:

Psychiatry

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Description:

The Agitated Behavior Scale (ABS) can be used to evaluate behavioral problems in institutionalized patients with dementia, head trauma or other condition. Tracking the score over time can aid in determining if the patient is improving or deteriorating and how effective interventions have been. The primary author is from the Ohio State University in Columbus.

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