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ERIC Number: EJ837959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
The Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge Scale: Development and Psychometric Properties
Carpenter, Brian D.; Balsis, Steve; Otilingam, Poorni G.; Hanson, Priya K.; Gatz, Margaret
Gerontologist, v49 n2 p236-247 Apr 2009
Purpose: This study provides preliminary evidence for the acceptability, reliability, and validity of the new Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge Scale (ADKS), a content and psychometric update to the Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge Test. Design and Methods: Traditional scale development methods were used to generate items and evaluate their psychometric properties in a variety of subsamples. Results: The final 30-item, true/false scale takes approximately 5-10 min to complete and covers risk factors, assessment and diagnosis, symptoms, course, life impact, caregiving, and treatment and management. Preliminary results suggest that the ADKS has adequate reliability (test-retest and internal consistency) and validity (content, predictive, concurrent, and convergent). Implications: The ADKS is designed for use in both applied and research contexts, capable of assessing knowledge about Alzheimer's disease among laypeople, patients, caregivers, and professionals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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