Development of the Dementia Assessment Sheet for Community-based Integrated Care System 8-items, a short version of the Dementia Assessment Sheet for Community-based Integrated Care System 21-items, for the assessment of cognitive and daily functions

Kenji Toyoshima, Atsushi Araki, Yoshiaki Tamura, Osamu Iritani, Sumito Ogawa, Koichi Kozaki, Satoru Ebihara, Haruo Hanyu, Hiroyuki Arai, Masafumi Kuzuya, Katsuya Iijima, Takashi Sakurai, Takao Suzuki, Kenji Toba, Hidenori Arai, Masahiro Akishita, Hiromi Rakugi, Koutaro Yokote, Hideki Ito, Shuichi Awata

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Abstract

Aim: The present study aimed to: (i) examine the reliability and validity of the Dementia Assessment Sheet for Community-based Integrated Care System 21-items for classifying patients to the appropriate categories for glycemic targets in older patients; and (ii) develop a short version of the tool and examine its reliability and validity. Methods: A total of 410 older individuals were recruited for this multicenter cross-sectional study. We classified them into three categories used for determining the glycemic target in older patients in Japan based on cognitive functions and activities of daily living. Exploratory factor analyses were used to select the eight items of the shorter version. The reliability and validity of the assessment tools were assessed using Cronbach's alpha coefficients and receiver operating characteristic analyses, respectively. Results: The Dementia Assessment Sheet for Community-based Integrated Care System 21-items had three latent factors: cognitive function, instrumental activities of daily living and basic activities of daily living. The Dementia Assessment Sheet for Community-based Integrated Care System 8-items was developed based on each factor load quantity and was confirmed to have a strong correlation with the original version (r = 0.965, P < 0.001). Both tools significantly discriminated older adults belonging to category I from those belonging to category II or III, and category III from category I or II. Conclusions: Both tools had sufficient internal consistency and validity to classify older patients into the categories for determining the glycemic target in this population based on cognitive and daily functions. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2018; 18: 1458–1462.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1458-1462
Number of pages5
JournalGeriatrics and Gerontology International
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct

Keywords

  • activity of daily living
  • cognitive function
  • diabetes mellitus
  • elderly patients
  • geriatric assessment tool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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