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Functional disability in early Alzheimer's disease - a validation study of the Italian version of the disability assessment for dementia scale.
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2008; 25(2):186-94.DG

Abstract

AIM

To determine the applicability and psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Disability Assessment of Dementia scale (DAD-I) in a community-residing population with early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD).

METHODS

The DAD-I was administered to the primary caregivers of 159 patients (mean age +/- SD 77.1 +/- 5.2) with mild AD (mean Mini Mental State Examination, MMSE, +/- SD 23.1 +/- 2.2).

RESULTS

The DAD-I showed excellent internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's alpha = 0.92) and good construct validity. The DAD-I score was not significantly associated with gender, education and presumed duration of the illness, and had a low negative correlation with age. The DAD-I score correlated moderately with the traditional Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Activities of Daily Living scales, respectively, with r = 0.53 and r = 0.54 (p < 0.0001). Relatively low, but statistically significant correlations (r ranging between 0.21 and 0.31) with the MMSE were also found.

CONCLUSION

The DAD-I was found to be a reliable and valid instrument to assess functional disability in community-dwelling Italian subjects with early-stage AD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Special Dementia Care Unit, Nursing Home Facility IX Gennaio, Modena, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18196940

Citation

De Vreese, Luc Pieter, et al. "Functional Disability in Early Alzheimer's Disease - a Validation Study of the Italian Version of the Disability Assessment for Dementia Scale." Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, vol. 25, no. 2, 2008, pp. 186-94.
De Vreese LP, Caffarra P, Savarè R, et al. Functional disability in early Alzheimer's disease - a validation study of the Italian version of the disability assessment for dementia scale. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2008;25(2):186-94.
De Vreese, L. P., Caffarra, P., Savarè, R., Cerutti, R., Franceschi, M., & Grossi, E. (2008). Functional disability in early Alzheimer's disease - a validation study of the Italian version of the disability assessment for dementia scale. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 25(2), 186-94. https://doi.org/10.1159/000113415
De Vreese LP, et al. Functional Disability in Early Alzheimer's Disease - a Validation Study of the Italian Version of the Disability Assessment for Dementia Scale. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2008;25(2):186-94. PubMed PMID: 18196940.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Functional disability in early Alzheimer's disease - a validation study of the Italian version of the disability assessment for dementia scale. AU - De Vreese,Luc Pieter, AU - Caffarra,Paolo, AU - Savarè,Rita, AU - Cerutti,Renata, AU - Franceschi,Massimo, AU - Grossi,Enzo, AU - ,, Y1 - 2008/01/15/ PY - 2007/11/09/accepted PY - 2008/1/17/pubmed PY - 2008/3/28/medline PY - 2008/1/17/entrez SP - 186 EP - 94 JF - Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders JO - Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord VL - 25 IS - 2 N2 - AIM: To determine the applicability and psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Disability Assessment of Dementia scale (DAD-I) in a community-residing population with early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: The DAD-I was administered to the primary caregivers of 159 patients (mean age +/- SD 77.1 +/- 5.2) with mild AD (mean Mini Mental State Examination, MMSE, +/- SD 23.1 +/- 2.2). RESULTS: The DAD-I showed excellent internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's alpha = 0.92) and good construct validity. The DAD-I score was not significantly associated with gender, education and presumed duration of the illness, and had a low negative correlation with age. The DAD-I score correlated moderately with the traditional Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Activities of Daily Living scales, respectively, with r = 0.53 and r = 0.54 (p < 0.0001). Relatively low, but statistically significant correlations (r ranging between 0.21 and 0.31) with the MMSE were also found. CONCLUSION: The DAD-I was found to be a reliable and valid instrument to assess functional disability in community-dwelling Italian subjects with early-stage AD. SN - 1421-9824 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18196940/Functional_disability_in_early_Alzheimer's_disease___a_validation_study_of_the_Italian_version_of_the_disability_assessment_for_dementia_scale_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000113415 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -