Normalizacion de instrumentos cognitivos y funcionales para la evaluacion de la demencia (NORMACODEM) (I): Objetivos, contenidos y poblacion

Translated title of the contribution: Norming of cognitive and functional assessment instruments for dementia (NORMACODEM) (I): Objectives, content and population

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

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Abstract

To adequately evaluate patients with 4 neuropsychological deficits a project for norming cognitive and functional instruments that assess dementia (NORMACODEM) was designed. Four hundred fifty-one subjects in three groups: 254 controls, 86 patients with minor memory/cognitive deficits without dementia (DWD) and 111 patients with probable Alzheimer-type dementia (ATD) according to the NINCDS/ADRDA criteria. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS), Abbreviated Barcelona Test (ABT), Global Dementia Staging (GDS), Functional Assessment Staging (FAST), Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR), Rapid Disability Rating Scale-2 (RDRS-2), Blessed Dementia Rating Scale (BDRS), Interview for Deterioration in Daily life in Dementia (IDDD), Geriatric Evaluation by Relatives Rating Instrument (GERRI), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (ZSRAS). Descriptive statistics and analysis of variance. The characteristics of the sample were as follows. Controls: 99 men, 155 women. Mean (SD) age: 64.6 (10.9) years. Mean (SD) educational level: 9.1 (4.9) years. DWD: 42 men, 44 women. Mean (SD) age: 65.8 (8.7) years. Men (SD) educational level: 8.4 (4.4) years. ATD: 48 mean, 63 women. Mean (SD) age: 68.3 (8.0) years. Mean (SD) educational level: 6.2 (4.3) years. The ATD patients were significantly older than the controls. Mean educational level was significantly lower in the ATD group than in the other two.

Translated title of the contributionNorming of cognitive and functional assessment instruments for dementia (NORMACODEM) (I): Objectives, content and population
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalNeurologia
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes

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