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Assessment of the severity of dementia: validity and reliability of the Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Hierarchic Dementia Scale (CV-HDS).
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008 Sep; 23(9):909-14.IJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

With the rapid growth of the older population, early detection of cognitive deficits is crucial in slowing down functional deterioration of the elderly persons.

OBJECTIVES

To examine the validity and reliability of the Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Hierarchic Dementia Scale (CV-HDS) for Chinese older persons in Hong Kong.

METHODS

The HDS was translated into Cantonese Chinese. The content and cultural validity were evaluated by six expert panel members. Sixty-two participants with diagnosis of dementia were recruited for evaluation. Inter-rater reliability, test-retest reliability, internal consistency and concurrent validity were examined.

RESULTS

The CV-HDS demonstrated satisfactory psychometric properties. inter-rater reliability and test-retest reliability were high (alpha=0.89 and alpha=0.94 respectively). High value of Cronbach's alpha (alpha=0.94) demonstrated good internal consistency. The concurrent validity of CV-HDS, through correlation with its scores with that of the Chinese version of Mini Mental Status Examination, was established (ranged from r=0.58 to r=0.78, p<0.01).

CONCLUSIONS

The CV-HDS is a reliable and valid instrument for assessing severity of cognitive impairment in Cantonese speaking Chinese people with dementia. It facilitates treatment planning to optimize the effects of functional training and rehabilitation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Occupational Therapy Department, North District Hospital, Hong Kong.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18322907

Citation

Poon, Vickie Wan-kei, et al. "Assessment of the Severity of Dementia: Validity and Reliability of the Chinese (Cantonese) Version of the Hierarchic Dementia Scale (CV-HDS)." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 23, no. 9, 2008, pp. 909-14.
Poon VW, Lam LC, Wong SY. Assessment of the severity of dementia: validity and reliability of the Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Hierarchic Dementia Scale (CV-HDS). Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008;23(9):909-14.
Poon, V. W., Lam, L. C., & Wong, S. Y. (2008). Assessment of the severity of dementia: validity and reliability of the Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Hierarchic Dementia Scale (CV-HDS). International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(9), 909-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.2003
Poon VW, Lam LC, Wong SY. Assessment of the Severity of Dementia: Validity and Reliability of the Chinese (Cantonese) Version of the Hierarchic Dementia Scale (CV-HDS). Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008;23(9):909-14. PubMed PMID: 18322907.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Assessment of the severity of dementia: validity and reliability of the Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Hierarchic Dementia Scale (CV-HDS). AU - Poon,Vickie Wan-kei, AU - Lam,Linda Chiu-wa, AU - Wong,Samuel Yeung-shan, PY - 2008/3/7/pubmed PY - 2009/3/31/medline PY - 2008/3/7/entrez SP - 909 EP - 14 JF - International journal of geriatric psychiatry JO - Int J Geriatr Psychiatry VL - 23 IS - 9 N2 - BACKGROUND: With the rapid growth of the older population, early detection of cognitive deficits is crucial in slowing down functional deterioration of the elderly persons. OBJECTIVES: To examine the validity and reliability of the Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Hierarchic Dementia Scale (CV-HDS) for Chinese older persons in Hong Kong. METHODS: The HDS was translated into Cantonese Chinese. The content and cultural validity were evaluated by six expert panel members. Sixty-two participants with diagnosis of dementia were recruited for evaluation. Inter-rater reliability, test-retest reliability, internal consistency and concurrent validity were examined. RESULTS: The CV-HDS demonstrated satisfactory psychometric properties. inter-rater reliability and test-retest reliability were high (alpha=0.89 and alpha=0.94 respectively). High value of Cronbach's alpha (alpha=0.94) demonstrated good internal consistency. The concurrent validity of CV-HDS, through correlation with its scores with that of the Chinese version of Mini Mental Status Examination, was established (ranged from r=0.58 to r=0.78, p<0.01). CONCLUSIONS: The CV-HDS is a reliable and valid instrument for assessing severity of cognitive impairment in Cantonese speaking Chinese people with dementia. It facilitates treatment planning to optimize the effects of functional training and rehabilitation. SN - 0885-6230 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18322907/Assessment_of_the_severity_of_dementia:_validity_and_reliability_of_the_Chinese__Cantonese__version_of_the_Hierarchic_Dementia_Scale__CV_HDS__ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.2003 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -