Normative data for the dementia rating scale in the french-Quebec population

Authors: Lavoie, MonicaCallahan, BrandySimard, MartineBlanchet, SophiePotvin, OlivierHudon, CarolMacoir, Joël
Abstract: The Dementia Rating Scale-2 is used to measure cognitive status of adults with cognitive impairment, especially of the degenerative type, by assessing five cognitive functions, namely attention, initiation/perseveration, construction, conceptualization, and memory. The present study aimed to establish normative data for this test in the elderly French-Quebec population. A total of 432 French-speaking elders from the province of Quebec (Canada), aged 50 to 85 years, were administered the Dementia Rating Scale-2. Age and education were found to be associated with the total score on the test, while gender was not. Percentile ranks were then calculated for age- and education-stratified groups. Previous studies have shown that cultural background can affect performance on the DRS and the development of culture-specific norms for French-speaking Quebecers could be very useful to clinicians and researchers working with this population.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 14 August 2013
Open Access Date: 19 November 2020
Document version: AM
This document was published in: The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Vol. 27 (7), 1150-166 (2013)
Taylor & Francis Group
Alternative version: 10.1080/13854046.2013.825010
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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