Assessment of functional impairment in dementia with the spanish version of the activities of daily living questionnaire

Gleichgerrcht, Ezequiel, Camino, Julieta ORCID:, Roca, María, Torralva, Teresa and Manes, Facundo (2009) Assessment of functional impairment in dementia with the spanish version of the activities of daily living questionnaire. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 28 (4). pp. 380-388. ISSN 1420-8008

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Background/Aims: Functional assessment is essential in dementia as it provides an invaluable tool for diagnosis and treatment. To date, most scales of activities of daily living (ADL) have focused either on basic or instrumental activities, providing an incomplete profile of the patients' level of dependence on their caregivers. Some scales concentrate too intensely on the way in which physical impairment affects ADL, with a decreasing sensitivity to the detection of demented patients who do not necessarily present with physical impediments. The Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire (ADLQ) assesses functioning in self-care, household care, employment and recreation, shopping and money, travel and communication. The present study sought to determine the usefulness of the Spanish version of the ADLQ (ADLQ-SV) for assessing functional impairment in different types of dementia. Methods: The ADLQ-SV, the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) scale and the Functional Activities Questionnaire (FAQ) were administered to the caregivers of patients (n = 40) with different types of dementia. Results: Strong internal consistency (Cronbach's α = 0.88) and concurrent validity (significant correlations with CDR and FAQ, both p < 0.001) were observed. Conclusions: The authors discuss response trends in the ADLQ-SV and show the utility of the scale in Spanish-speaking populations of patients with dementia.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: activities of daily living questionnaire, spanish version,alzheimer disease,frontotemporal dementia,functional impairment,geriatrics and gerontology,cognitive neuroscience,psychiatry and mental health,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2717
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2024 15:31
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2024 00:08
DOI: 10.1159/000254495

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