Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of the Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale


BAYRAM E., ÇOTUR H., TEZCAN S., KUZU KUMCU M. , AKBOSTANCI M. C.

Turkish Journal Of Neurology, vol.23, no.2, pp.56-59, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.37043
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal Of Neurology
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-59
  • Keywords: Akathisia, reliability, validity, NEUROLEPTIC-INDUCED AKATHISIA, DRUG-INDUCED AKATHISIA, SCHIZOPHRENIC-PATIENTS, MOVEMENT-DISORDERS, TARDIVE-DYSKINESIA

Abstract

Objective: Akathisia, characterized by a sense of inner restlessness and a constant need for motion is a condition that relies on subjective symptoms. Thus, physicians can easily overlook akathisia due to the lack of objective findings. In this study, we aimed to investigate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Barnes Akathisia Rating Scale (BARS) to help with the diagnosis and to provide an objective tool for research studies.