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|Title:||Validation of geriatric depression and anxiety rating scales into Arabic||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||Part of:||Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring||Volume:||10||Start page:||791||End page:||795||Abstract:||
This study aimed to examine the validity and internal consistency of Arabic version of the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (A-CSDD) and compare it to the Geriatric Depression and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scales.
Hundred fifty individuals were recruited; they underwent a clinical interview and filled the A-CSDD, Geriatric Depression Scale, and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. The depression rating scales were validated against the Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual disorders.
A-CSDD found to have sensitivity of 70%, specificity of 91%, and internal consistency of 0.89. The presence of depression was significantly associated with dementia. The associations of the A-CSDD with Arabic Geriatric Depression Scale (r: 0.3) and Arabic Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (r: 0.4) were lower in the demented group than in the nondemented group (r: 0.7 and 0.8, respectively).
The diagnosis of depression in the context of dementia may be challenging. With this validated version, clinicians now have a tool helping them with the diagnosis.
|URI:||https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5753||ISSN:||2352-8729||DOI:||10.1016/j.dadm.2018.06.006||Open URL:||Link to full text||Type:||Journal Article|
|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Medicine|
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