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ERIC Number: EJ1188804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1469-9532
Practical Applications of the NTG-EDSD for Screening Adults with Intellectual Disability for Dementia: A German-Language Version Feasibility Study
Zeilinger, Elisabeth L.; Gärtner, Claudia; Janicki, Matthew P.; Esralew, Lucille; Weber, Germain
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v41 n1 p42-49 2016
Background: In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of using the German-language version of a recently developed screening tool for dementia for persons with intellectual disability (ID): the National Task Group -- Early Detection Screen for Dementia (NTG-EDSD). Method: Some 221 paid carers of ageing persons with ID were asked to use the NTG-EDSD and report back on its utility and on 4 feasibility dimensions, and to provide detailed feedback on aspects deemed critical or missing. Results: All feasibility dimensions were rated good to very good, and 80% of respondents found the NTG-EDSD useful or very useful for the early detection of dementia. This highlights a high acceptability of this instrument by the main target group. Conclusions: The positive feasibility evaluation of the NTG-EDSD indicates the usability and adequacy of this instrument for application of early detection of dementia in persons with ID.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Austria; Germany
Grant or Contract Numbers: H133B130007