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Titolo:
The Psychogeriatric Assessment Scales (PAS): psychometric properties in French and German speaking populations
Autore:
Mackinnon, A; Mulligan, R;
Indirizzi:
Ment Hlth Res Inst, Parkville, Vic 3052, Australia Ment Hlth Res Inst Parkville Vic Australia 3052 ille, Vic 3052, Australia Monash Univ, Dept Med Psychol, Melbourne, Vic 3004, Australia Monash UnivMelbourne Vic Australia 3004 , Melbourne, Vic 3004, Australia Hop Univ Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland Hop Univ Geneve Geneva SwitzerlandHop Univ Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 9, volume: 16, anno: 2001,
pagine: 892 - 899
SICI:
0885-6230(200109)16:9<892:TPAS(P>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
VASCULAR DEMENTIA; VALIDITY; FIT; CRITERIA;
Keywords:
assessment; dementia; depression; cognitive impairment; behaviour problems; informant report;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
20
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Mackinnon, A Ment Hlth Res Inst, Locked bag 11, Parkville, Vic 3052, Australia Ment Hlth Res Inst Locked bag 11 Parkville Vic Australia 3052
Citazione:
A. Mackinnon e R. Mulligan, "The Psychogeriatric Assessment Scales (PAS): psychometric properties in French and German speaking populations", INT J GER P, 16(9), 2001, pp. 892-899

Abstract

Objectives To investigate the structure and measurement properties of the Psychogeriatric Assessment Scales (PAS) in a community sample, to study theperformance of French and German translations of the PAS, and to determinethe power of PAS scales to discriminate dementia and depression diagnosed to DSM-IV criteria. Design and measures The measures were gathered as part of a large community survey. Responses to PAS items were obtained in the course of the administration of the 'Canberra Interview for the Elderly'. Demographic variables,the mini-mental state examination and measures of premorbid intelligence robust to current intellectual impairment were also gathered in the course of the survey. Setting A community survey in the cities of Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland. Participants Subjects were residents of the two cities aged 65 years or older. There were 465 participants from Zurich and 456 from Geneva. Interviews with an informant who knew the subject well were also obtained. Subjects from Zurich were interviewed in German, subjects from Geneva in French. Results Confirmatory factor analyses of PAS scales showed close agreement between sites and with results obtained in the sample used to construct theinstrument. Correlations with demographic and validating variables also showed this pattern. The PAS cognitive impairment and cognitive decline scales were shown to be good discriminators of DSM-IV dementia while the depression scale discriminated DSM-IV major depressive episode. Conclusions This study supports the PAS as a valid and reliable summary ofthe status of older persons with respect to the impairments, changes and symptomatology that lie at the core of dementing and depressive disorders. This study not only supports the results found in the original development sample, but demonstrates that it performs well against DSM-IV diagnostic criteria and amongst speakers of French and German. Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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