ERIC Number: EJ731081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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The Adaptive Behaviour Dementia Questionnaire (ABDQ): Screening Questionnaire for Dementia in Alzheimer's Disease in Adults with Down Syndrome
Prasher, V.; Farooq, A.; Holder, R.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v25 n4 p385-397 Jul-Aug 2004
The diagnosis of dementia in Alzheimer's disease remains at times problematic in adults with intellectual disability. The analysis of 5-year consecutive data developed a researched-based clinical screening tool for dementia in Alzheimer's disease in adults with Down syndrome. The Adaptive Behaviour Dementia Questionnaire (ABDQ) is a 15-item questionnaire, which is used to detect change in adaptive behaviour. The scale has good reliability and validity, with an overall accuracy of 92%. It is the first clinical tool designed specifically to screen for dementia in Alzheimer's disease in adults with Down syndrome.
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Alzheimers Disease, Adults, Screening Tests, Questionnaires, Clinical Diagnosis, Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Change
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