Reliability and validity of the Cohen–Mansfield agitation inventory in institutionalized elderly
Article first published online: 13 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume 7, Issue 7, pages 487–490, July 1992
How to Cite
Finkel, S. I., Lyons, J. S. and Anderson, R. L. (1992), Reliability and validity of the Cohen–Mansfield agitation inventory in institutionalized elderly. Int. J. Geriat. Psychiatry, 7: 487–490. doi: 10.1002/gps.930070706
- Issue published online: 13 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 13 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 JAN 1992
- Manuscript Received: 11 NOV 1991
- psychological scales;
- nursing home
The reliability and validity of the Cohen–Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) were studied in residents of a long-term care facility. The CMAI demonstrated high internal consistency, but only marginally adequate interrater reliability. Correlations with the Behavioral Syndromes Scale for Dementia (BSSD) and the Behavioral Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease (Behave—AD) provide support for the contention that the CMAI is valid measure of agitation with nursing home residents.