The purpose of the work described in this article was to analyze the psychometric properties of a new Italian instrument for the assessment of irritability in adult patients with epilepsy (I-Epi). Five hundred four patients from nine secondary and tertiary Italian centers for the care of epilepsy were recruited and interviewed. Each patient was evaluated on a series of demographic and clinical variables recorded before administration of the I-Epi and the AQ (Aggression Questionnaire), used for external validity. The final results supported the reliability and validity of the I-Epi as a measure of irritability in the adult epilepsy population. The psychometric characteristics of the I-Epi seemed fairly good. We believe that adoption of this new instrument could be very useful in both clinical and research management of patients with epilepsy.

Piazzini, A., Turner, K., Edefonti, V., Bravi, F., Canevini, M.p., LICE Irritability, G., et al. (2011). A new Italian instrument for the assessment of irritability in patients with epilepsy. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 21(3), 275-281 [10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.04.051].

A new Italian instrument for the assessment of irritability in patients with epilepsy.

ROCCHI, RAFFAELE;
2011-01-01

Abstract

The purpose of the work described in this article was to analyze the psychometric properties of a new Italian instrument for the assessment of irritability in adult patients with epilepsy (I-Epi). Five hundred four patients from nine secondary and tertiary Italian centers for the care of epilepsy were recruited and interviewed. Each patient was evaluated on a series of demographic and clinical variables recorded before administration of the I-Epi and the AQ (Aggression Questionnaire), used for external validity. The final results supported the reliability and validity of the I-Epi as a measure of irritability in the adult epilepsy population. The psychometric characteristics of the I-Epi seemed fairly good. We believe that adoption of this new instrument could be very useful in both clinical and research management of patients with epilepsy.
Piazzini, A., Turner, K., Edefonti, V., Bravi, F., Canevini, M.p., LICE Irritability, G., et al. (2011). A new Italian instrument for the assessment of irritability in patients with epilepsy. EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 21(3), 275-281 [10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.04.051].
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