[Tardive dyskinesia. AIMS (Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale) as a diagnostic and research tool]

Minerva Med. 1981 Oct 31;72(42):2829-36.
[Article in Italian]


This work is part of a research project designed to investigate the occurrence of tardive dyskinesia among patients treated with fluphenazine decanoate. The Authors present to clinicians and researchers the Italian version of the AIMS (Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale), a rating scale presently considered to be the most valuable diagnostic and research instrument available to study tardive dyskinesia. The Authors stress the severity of the problem as it appears from the growing number of worried reports from several countries. the Authors also present a set of problems and questions still unresolved, calling for deeper and more systematic investigations.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Dyskinesia, Drug-Induced / diagnosis*
  • Dyskinesia, Drug-Induced / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methods
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
  • Research
  • Sex Factors
  • United States