Table 3: Mood and behavioral tendencies by respiratory group.

MeasureIntact respirationImpaired respirationP value

Mood
 BDI-II (0-63)12.2 (6.31)11.2 (5.32)0.65
 BAI (0-63)10.9 (6.56)13.4 (11.8)0.54
FRSBE-family: before ALS
 Apathy22.7 (5.81)21.9 (6.01)0.71
 Disinhibition21.2 (5.29)20.4 (6.52)0.70
 Executive dysfunction28.0 (4.49)28.2 (9.53)0.96
 Total score71.9 (12.2)70.4 (20.1)0.81
FRSBE-family: current status
 Apathy31.4 (8.48)31.8 (13.5)0.92
 Disinhibition23.0 (7.53)24.4 (8.49)0.64
 Executive dysfunction33.9 (13.9)32.1 (12.1)0.70
 Total score89.1 (27.6)88.3 (32.3)0.95

Note: mean (SD) is given for each variable. Abbreviations are as follows: BDI-II: Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition; BAI: Beck anxiety inventory; FRSBE-family: frontal systems behavior scale-family-rating form.