Adaptacion y normalizacion espanolas de la Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS) (NORMACODEM) (y II)

Translated title of the contribution: Adaptation and norming of the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale for Spain (ADAS) (NORMACODEM) (II)

J. Peña-Casanova, M. Aguilar, P. Santacruz, I. Bertran-Serra, G. Hernández, J. M. Sol, A. Pujol, R. Blesa, R. M. Manero, P. Böhm, G. Espel, A. M. Martí, M. Meza, T. Soler, C. Zabay, M. Riera, M. Castellví, A. I. Rivero, M. J. Santiago, E. ÁlvarezE. Toirán, M. C. Crespo

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This report is part of a project for norming cognitive and functional instruments that assess dementia (NORMACODEM). To adapt and norm the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS) for use in Spain. Two hundred fifty-four controls, 86 patients with minor memory/cognitive disorders without dementia (deterioration without dementia, DWD), 111 patients with Alzheimer-type dementia (ATD). Statistical description. Multivariate linear regression. Crossed validation. Internal consistency and test-retest (n = 48). The mean scores (SD) obtained were as follows. Controls: ADAS-Cog = 8.0 (3.4), ADAS-Noncog = 2.9 (2.9), ADAS-Tot = 10.9 (4.6). DWD: ADAS-Cog = 11.37 (5.1), ADAS-Noncog = 4.9 (4.3), ADAS-Tot = 16.2 (7.0). ATD: ADAS-Cog = 31.8 (5.1) ADAS-Noncog = 10.3 (4.3), ADAS-Tot = 42.2 (20.7). Multiple regression analysis revealed that educational level and age were significantly associated with the ADAS-Cog score. The internal consistency of the ADAS-Cog was 0.963. The test-retest procedure yielded linear correlation coefficients of 0.93 for the ADAS-Cog, 0.86 for the ADAS-Noncog and 0.95 for the ADAS-Tot. Age and educational level/schooling are associated to the earned on the ADAS-Cog instrument. The present Spanish version of the ADAS has high internal consistency and reproducibility. The instruments can be use for assessment in Spanish populations.

Translated title of the contributionAdaptation and norming of the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale for Spain (ADAS) (NORMACODEM) (II)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)69-77
Number of pages9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes


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