Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire


Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire, NPI-Q

  • Indications
  1. Evaluates Dementia related behaviors
  • Exam
  • Twelve question survey of behaviors in Dementia
  1. Delusions or paranoia
  2. Hallucinations (visual and auditory)
  3. Agitation or Aggression
  4. Depressed Mood or Dysphoria
  5. Anxiety
  6. Elation or Euphoria
  7. Apathy or Indifference
  8. Disinhibition (impulsive)
  9. Irritability or lability (decreased coping)
  10. Motor disturbance (pacing, compulsive behaviors)
  11. Nighttime Behaviors (e.g. sleep disturbance)
  12. Appetite or eating (e.g. weight loss)
  • Interpretation
  • Scoring
  1. Each question is scored for present or absent
  2. Present behaviors are scored for severity and distress
    1. Severity (1-Mild to 3-Severe)
    2. Distress (0-No distress to 5-Extremely Distressing)