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VA Technical Reference Model v 23.8

Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia Software Portfolio (BPAD-SP)
Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia Software Portfolio (BPAD-SP) Technology

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Description: The Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia (BPAD) is a standardized informant report that assesses the changes in both behavior and mood that are associated with the onset and course of various dementia syndromes. During administration, the respondent is asked about symptoms the patient has exhibited both within the past four weeks and five years ago. To differentiate symptoms associated with long-standing psychiatric illness from symptoms associated with the onset of behavioral disturbance related to dementia, the BPAD assesses the symptoms over these two time periods and computes a change score that captures information about changes in mood and behavior specific to the onset and course of dementia.

After hand-entry of raw scores, the BPAD Software Portfolio (BPAD-SP) generates scores that represent current impairment, past impairment, and change in impairment over time. The Score Report also provides T scores and percentiles for the BPAD Total and domain scores and graphical presentation of BPAD T scores. The BPAD-SP is included in the BPAD Introductory Kit and provides unlimited scoring and report generation.

This software saves files locally on the user`s hard drive or on a network drive. Data can be saved in a location of the user`s choosing (such as a Word document on a personal computer or network in a location that is more secure). Users can then delete the patient information from the software program, if desired. PAR cannot ever view or access patient data from the software. The data that is stored includes the client`s name, date of birth (DOB), assessment answers, and the report. Users can set a password at the startup so that the program cannot be accessed without that password.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v21.11
Decision Date: 11/03/2021
Aliases: BPAD-SP
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: PAR, Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/03/2021).