Apathy in motor neuron disease

This study explored apathy throughout the progression of MND.


  • Motor neuron disease

Project type

  • Understanding the condition

About the project

The primary aim of this study was to explore different characteristics of apathy throughout the progression of MND: whether it increases, fluctuates or is more prevalent at different disease stages. The study examined how apathy relates to other symptoms, quality of life, wellbeing and caregiver burden. A secondary aim was to validate a brief version of the Dimensional Apathy Scale so that apathy can be more easily implemented as part of a clinical assessment.


MND Scotland


The brief Dimensional Apathy Scale: A short clinical assessment of apathy
Ratko Radakovic, Sarah McGrory, Siddharthan Chandran, Robert Swingler, Suvankar Pal, Laura Stephenson, Shuna Colville, Judy Newton, John M Starr, Sharon Abrahams
2019 Jun 03 in
The Clinical Neuropsychologist


Fully recruited


Ratko Radakovic

Eligibility criteria

n/a (this project is no longer recruiting)