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The Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS): a multicultural cognitive assessment scale

The Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS): a multicultural cognitive assessment scale,10.1017/S1041610204000043,International Psychogeri

The Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS): a multicultural cognitive assessment scale   (Citations: 18)
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ABSTRACT Objective: To develop,and validate a simple,method,for detecting,dementia,that is valid across cultures, portable and easily administered by primary health care clinicians. Design: Culture and,Health Advisory,Groups,were,used,in Stage 1 to develop culturally fair cognitive items. In Stage 2, clinical testing of 42 items was conducted,in a multicultural,sample,of consecutive,new,referrals to the geriatric medicine outpatient clinic at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia (n =166). In Stage 3, the predictive accuracy of items was assessed in a random sample of community-dwelling elderly persons,stratified by language,background,and cognitive diagnosis,and,matched,for sex and,age (n =90). Measurements: A research psychologist administered all cognitive items, using interpreters,when,needed.,Each patient was,comprehensively,assessed,by one of three geriatricians, who ordered relevant investigations, and implemented a standardized,assessment,of cognitive,domains.,The geriatricians also collected demographic information, and administered other functional and cognitive measures. DSM-IVcriteria wereused,toassign,cognitivediagnoses.Item validity and,weights,were,assessed,using,frequency,and,logistic regression,analyses. Receiver-operating characteristic,(ROC) curve analysis was,used,to determine overall predictive accuracy,of the RUDAS and,the best cut-point for detecting cognitive impairment. Results: The,6-item RUDAS assesses,multiple,cognitive,domains,including
Journal: International Psychogeriatrics - INT PSYCHOGERIATR , vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 13-31, 2004
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    • ...Early detection of dementia is unequivocally an important issue but has never been easy to accomplish. It requires heightened awareness by the lay public and an informed primary-care team with the necessary skills and resources. The prevailing issue has been the availability of a cognitive screening test that is simple and quick to administer, acceptable to both patients and clinicians, yet containing adequate psychometric properties. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is commonly used for this purpose. However, many general practitioners (GPs) still find the MMSE time-consuming to administer, 10–15 min on average, and not free from language and education bias despite the availability of translated versions. The problem of language and education is even more pronounced in a multi-ethnic and multi-dialect Asian country like Singapore, where many of the present elderly have minimal or no education. Cognitive tests that are designed to be less susceptible to cultural influence, such as the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale [...

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    • ...The Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) is a new screening test developed in a multicultural setting in Australia....

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