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Development of an activities of daily living scale to screen for dementia in an illiterate rural older population in India.

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Fillenbaum, GG; Chandra, V; Ganguli, M; Pandav, R; Gilby, JE; Seaberg, EC; Belle, S; Baker, C; Echement, DA; Nath, LM
Published in: Age Ageing
March 1999

OBJECTIVE: to develop a measure of activities of daily living appropriate for use in assessing the presence of dementia in illiterate rural elderly people in India. DESIGN: identification of relevant items, pre-testing of items and refinement of administrative procedures and scoring in four successive groups of 30 subjects each, pilot testing in a group of 100 subjects comparable to those for whom the measure is intended, administration to a representative sample of 387 people aged 55 and older, and assessment of the reliability of the final measure. SETTING AND SUBJECTS: age-stratified random sample of older men and women in rural areas of Ballabgarh, Northern India. RESULTS: the original pool of 35 items covering mobility, instrumental and personal care activities was reduced to an 11-item unidimensional scale (to which an additional item on mobility was added) with internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha)=0.82, perfect inter- and intra-rater reliability, test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation)=0.82 (any disability) and 0.92 (unable to perform for 'mental' reasons). Women, older subjects, the totally illiterate and subjects with poorer cognitive function performed significantly more poorly (P < or = 0.02 for all). PRODUCT: a brief, reliable and valid activities of daily living measure, with norms, which is appropriate for use in assessing dementia in illiterate rural elderly people in India.

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Age Ageing

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0002-0729

Publication Date

March 1999

Volume

28

Issue

2

Start / End Page

161 / 168

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Rural Population
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Pilot Projects
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • India
  • Humans
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Geriatrics
  • Geriatric Assessment
 

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Fillenbaum, G. G., Chandra, V., Ganguli, M., Pandav, R., Gilby, J. E., Seaberg, E. C., … Nath, L. M. (1999). Development of an activities of daily living scale to screen for dementia in an illiterate rural older population in India. Age Ageing, 28(2), 161–168. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/28.2.161
Fillenbaum, G. G., V. Chandra, M. Ganguli, R. Pandav, J. E. Gilby, E. C. Seaberg, S. Belle, C. Baker, D. A. Echement, and L. M. Nath. “Development of an activities of daily living scale to screen for dementia in an illiterate rural older population in India.Age Ageing 28, no. 2 (March 1999): 161–68. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/28.2.161.
Fillenbaum GG, Chandra V, Ganguli M, Pandav R, Gilby JE, Seaberg EC, et al. Development of an activities of daily living scale to screen for dementia in an illiterate rural older population in India. Age Ageing. 1999 Mar;28(2):161–8.
Fillenbaum, G. G., et al. “Development of an activities of daily living scale to screen for dementia in an illiterate rural older population in India.Age Ageing, vol. 28, no. 2, Mar. 1999, pp. 161–68. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/ageing/28.2.161.
Fillenbaum GG, Chandra V, Ganguli M, Pandav R, Gilby JE, Seaberg EC, Belle S, Baker C, Echement DA, Nath LM. Development of an activities of daily living scale to screen for dementia in an illiterate rural older population in India. Age Ageing. 1999 Mar;28(2):161–168.
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Published In

Age Ageing

DOI

ISSN

0002-0729

Publication Date

March 1999

Volume

28

Issue

2

Start / End Page

161 / 168

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Rural Population
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Pilot Projects
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • India
  • Humans
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Geriatrics
  • Geriatric Assessment