Dementia Rating Scale psychometric study and its applicability in long term care institutions in Brazil

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Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto; Ana Cristina Procópio de Oliveira Aguiar; Fabio Gazelato de Melo Franco; Miriam Ikeda Ribeiro; Vanessa de Albuquerque Citero;
  • Publisher: Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein
  • Journal: Einstein (São Paulo) (issn: 1679-4508)
  • Subject: Cognition | Delirium | dementia | amnestic | cognitive disorders | Neuropsychological tests | Homes for the aged | Aged | Sensitivity and specificity | Scales | Medicine | R

Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, andagreement of the Dementia Rating Scale with clinical diagnosis ofcognitive impairment and to compare its psychometric measureswith those from Mini Mental State Examination. Methods: Eighty-sixelders from... View more
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