publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

A new clinical scale for the staging of dementia.

Charles P. Hughes; Ronald L. Martin; Leonard Berg; Lawrence A. Coben; Warren L. Danziger;
  • Published: 29 Jan 2018 Journal: British Journal of Psychiatry, volume 140, pages 566-572 (issn: 0007-1250, eissn: 1472-1465, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
<jats:title>Summary</jats:title><jats:p>Accurate clinical staging of dementia in older subjects has not previously been achieved despite the use of such methods as psychometric testing, behavioural rating, and various combinations of simpler psychometric and behavioural evaluations. The Clinical Dementia Rating (CRD), a global rating device, was developed for a prospective study of mild senile dementia—Alzheimer type (SDAT). Reliability, validity, and correlational data are discussed. The CDR was found to distinguish unambiguously among older subjects with a wide range of cognitive function, from healthy to severely impaired.</jats:p>
Medical Subject Headings: mental disorders
free text keywords: Psychiatry and Mental health, Clinical Dementia Rating, Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire, Severe dementia, Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument, Dementia, medicine.disease, medicine, Cognition, Alzheimer's disease, Global Rating, Psychology, Clinical psychology
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