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

Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto, Ana Cristina Procópio de Oliveira Aguiar, Fabio Gazelato de Melo Franco, Miriam Ikeda Ribeiro, Vanessa de Albuquerque Citero

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000300011

Objective:To evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, and agreement of the Dementia Rating Scale with clinical diagnosis of cognitive impairment and to compare its psychometric measures with those from Mini Mental State Examination.METHODS:Eighty-six elders from a long-term care institution were invited to participate in a study, and fifty-eight agreed to participate. The global health assessment protocol applied to these elders contained Mini Mental State Examination and Dementia Rating Scale. Clinical diagnose of cognitive impairment was performed by experts using the DSM-IV […]