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Table 2 Description of current behavioural symptoms in patients with AD with higher (N = 463) and lower BPSD scores (N = 551).

From: Behavioural symptoms in patients with Alzheimer's disease and their association with cognitive impairment

  AD + BPSD AD - BPSD
Behavioural symptoms (at inclusion) 92.2% 91.7%
   Tearfulness 24.6% 31.4%*
   Depression 44.5% 43.6%
   Concentration 56.4% 55.4%
   Cooperation 34.6% 37.0%
   Delusions 35.2% 29.2%*
   Hallucinations 27.0% 21.6%*
   Pacing 26.6% 21.4%
   Motor activity 29.4% 27.9%
   Tremors 80.6% 34.2%***
   Appetite change 28.5% 24.3%
   Apathy 17.1% 22.5%*
   Anxiety 20.3% 17.4%
   Agitation 15.3% 18.3%
   Delirium 4.8% 2.2%*
  1. AD: Alzheimer's disease; BPSD: Behavioural and psychological symptoms of disease; AD + BPSD: patients with higher ADAS-Noncog scores. AD - BPSD: patients with lower ADAS-Noncog scores; Chi-square test: *p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001.