Reliability and validity of a chronic care facility adaptation of the Clinical Dementia Rating scale
Article first published online: 29 AUG 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume 16, Issue 8, pages 745–750, August 2001
How to Cite
Marin, D. B., Flynn, S., Mare, M., Lantz, M., Hsu, M.-A., Laurans, M., Paredes, M., Shreve, T., Zaklad, G. R. and Mohs, R. C. (2001), Reliability and validity of a chronic care facility adaptation of the Clinical Dementia Rating scale. Int. J. Geriat. Psychiatry, 16: 745–750. doi: 10.1002/gps.385
- Issue published online: 29 AUG 2001
- Article first published online: 29 AUG 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 OCT 2000
- Manuscript Received: 6 JAN 2000
- National Institute of Aging
- Pfizer Inc.. Grant Number: AG02219
- Clinical Dementia Rating scale;
- Alzheimer's disease
This study investigated the reliability and validity of a chronic care facility adaptation of the Clinical Dementia Rating scale (CDR-CC).
Sixty-two residents in a chronic care facility participated in an inter-rater and 1 month test–retest reliability study. The instrument was validated against the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE).
Inter-rater and 1 month test–retest reliability for the global CDR-CC score were excellent (intraclass correlation coefficients 0.99 and 0.92, respectively). The CDR-CC domain and global scores were negatively correlated with the MMSE.
The CDR-CC is a global assessment tool that reliably and validly measures cognitive and functional impairment in a chronic care setting. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.