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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 
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease
Arabic
Dementia
Diagnostic accuracy
Questionnaire
Validation
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: 
Introduction
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.

Methods
One hundred fifty participants were recruited from different settings; they underwent clinical interviews and filled the aforementioned scales.

Results
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.

Conclusion
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
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