DISHAA - Cognitive Dysfunction Survey
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DISHAA Golden Age
Assessment of changes in behaviors relating to cognitive decline including disorientation, social interactions, sleep/wake cycles, house soiling, activity and anxiety.
On-cycle columns contain owner data collected in conjunction with veterinarian data columns. Off-cycle columns contain owner data collected six months later and do not have associated veterinarian data.
Each question is ranked on a scale of 0 (none or no change) to 3 (everyday or severe change). A vet score of 4-15 is consistent with mild cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS), 16-33 with moderate CDS and greater than 33 with severe CDS.
|Dog's unique identifier.
|Year in study the data was collected.
|How often does your dog get stuck behind furniture, have difficulty getting around familiar objects or go to the hinge side of the door?
|How often does your dog stare blankly at walls, the floor or off into space?
|How often does your dog have difficulty recognizing familiar people and/or familiar pets?
|How often does your dog get lost or confused in your home or your yard?
|How often does your dog seem less aware of, or less reactive to, familiar sights or sounds?
|How often does your dog have difficulty finding food dropped on the floor?
|How often does your dog seem more fearful, aggressive or irritable with visitors, family members or other pets?
|How often does your dog show a decreased interest in approaching or greeting family members?
|How often does your dog seem more anxious when separated from you?
|How often does your dog seem more upset by, reactive to, or fearful of sights or sounds that should be familiar?
|How often does your dog seem more fearful of or anxious in unfamiliar places (e.g. new locations/going outdoors).
|How often does your dog pace, sleep less, wake up or seem restless during the night?
|How often does your dog bark, whine or howl during the night?
|How often does your dog seem less able to learn something new, or to respond to previously learned commands/tasks/its name?
|How often does your dog defecate or urinate in areas previously kept clean or not let you know when he/she needs to go outside?
|How often do you have difficulty getting or keeping your dog's attention, or how often does your dog seem more distracted or less focused?
|How often does your dog show a decreased interest or desire in playing with toys, family members or other pets, or in general activities?
|How often does your dog display aimless activity such as pacing or wandering?
|How often does your dog display repetitive behaviors such as excessive licking, circling, chewing or star gazing (looking up and staring at the ceiling or sky)?
|on_cycle_score or off_cycle_score
|Total score for owner questionnaire.
The on_cycle score is a total of only on_cycle owner questions.
The off_cycle score is a total of only off_cycle owner questions.
|Total score for veterinarian questionnaire.
The vet score is only a total of vet questions.
Sharing of this data is made possible by Purina Institute.