Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Rowland’s Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) in Patients with Dementia

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Mohammad Ali Asghari-Moghadam 1 , Mohammadreza Shaeiri 1 , Sousan Salari 1 , *

1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Asghari-Moghadam M A, Shaeiri M, Salari S . Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Rowland’s Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) in Patients with Dementia, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(9):-.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (9)
Published Online: January 21, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: July 02, 2012
Accepted: October 18, 2012

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Abstract

Background: The present study aims to investigate the validity and reliability of universal dementia assessment scale in patients with dementia.

Materials and Methods: This study, 78 patients with dementia were diagnosed, in that the study tools were applied and collected and then analyzed using SPSS software over these patients.

Results: The validity and reliability of the scale was calculated. Also, the appropriate alpha (78%) of this questionnaire indicates the acceptable reliability among Iranian elderly clinical population.

Conclusion: Given its characteristics, the universal scale of dementia analysis can be a useful tool for screening the dementia in the clinical population.

Keywords

Reliability Validity Dementia

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