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|Title:||Validation into Arabic versions of Dementia Rating Scales, Dementia Caregivers Scales, and Dementia Research Instruments||Authors:||Karam, Georges Elie
Khandakji, Mohannad Nawaf
Sahakian, Nayri Sarkis
Dandan, Jessica Christian
Karam, Elie Georges
|Affiliations:||Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
|Issue Date:||2018||Publisher:||National Library of Medicine||Part of:||Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring||Volume:||10||Start page:||196||End page:||801||Abstract:||
This study aimed to examine the validity and internal consistency of Arabic versions of the eight-item Alzheimer's Dementia, Alzheimer Questionnaire, and Clinical Dementia Rating scales and to assess the Arabic version of Katz Activities of Daily Living, and Neuropsychiatric Inventory.
One hundred fifty participants were recruited from different settings; they underwent clinical interviews and filled the aforementioned scales.
In our sample, 56.8% of the sample suffered from dementia. The Arabic eight-item Alzheimer's Dementia had excellent psychometric properties, and the Arabic Alzheimer Questionnaire showed near-perfect properties with sensitivity and specificity reaching 100%. In addition, the Arabic Clinical Dementia Rating (A-CDR)–sum of boxes was superior to the regular A-CDR score in detecting dementia cases among the study sample. The A-CDR showed similar characteristics as the original version. The Katz scores demonstrated a strong negative correlation with eight-item Alzheimer's Dementia scores.
Based on this study, health professionals now have reliable and validated tools to be used in clinical and research settings among Arabic-speaking populations.
|URI:||https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5752||ISSN:||2352-8729||DOI:||10.1016/j.dadm.2018.06.003||Open URL:||Link to full text||Type:||Journal Article|
|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Medicine|
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