Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS) - circumstantiality scale

General Details:

Name:
Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS) - circumstantiality scale
Steward:
NINDS
Definition:
Subject's likelihood of hearing voices that are commenting on his activities that are not actually there, as part of the Scale For The Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS)- Aggressive Agitated Behavior indicator
Registration Status:
Qualified

Permissible Values:

Value Type:
Value List
Unit of Measure:
Ids:
Value Code Name Code Code System Code Description
None None None
Questionable Questionable Questionable
Mild Mild Mild: Occasional instances of circumstantiality
Marked Marked Marked: At least half of subject's speech is circumstantial
Moderate Moderate Moderate: Frequent instances of circumstantiality
Severe Severe Severe: Most of the subject's speech is circumstantial

Designations:

Designation:
Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS) - circumstantiality scale
Tags:
Designation:
Circumstantiality A pattern of speech which is very indirect and delayed in reaching its goal idea. In the process of explaining something, the speaker brings in many tedious details and sometimes makes parenthetical remarks. Circumstantial replies or statements may last for many minutes if the speaker is not interrupted and urged to get to the point. Interviewers will often recognize circumstantiality on the basis of needing to interrupt the speaker in order to complete the process of historytaking within an allotted time. When not called circumstantial, these people are often referred to as "long-winded." Exclusions: Although it may coexist with instances of poverty of content of speech or loss of goal, it differs from poverty of content of speech in containing excessive amplifying or illustrative detail and from loss of goal in that the goal is eventually reached if the person is allowed to talk long enough. It differs from derailment in that the details presented are closely related to some particular goal or idea and that the particular goal or idea must be, by definition, eventually reached.
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Question Text

Designations:

Definition:
Subject's likelihood of hearing voices that are commenting on his activities that are not actually there, as part of the Scale For The Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS)- Aggressive Agitated Behavior indicator
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Reference Documents:

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Document:
Voss T et al. Performance of the scale for assessment of positive symptoms in Parkinson's disease psychosis. Mov Disord. 2010 Jan 15;25(1):124-125.

Identifiers:

Source:
NLM
Id:
FheenTvZf2m
Version:
3.1
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NINDS
Id:
C09481
Version:
3
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BRICS Variable Name
Id:
SAPSCircumstanScale
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