Using data from two randomized, placebo-controlled trials involving 806 outpatients, we performed linear regression analyses to evaluate how cognitive abilities in patients with dementia assessed by the SKT (Syndrom-Kurztest-Short Cognitive Performance Test) correlate with activities of daily living rated by means of the Activities of Daily Living International Scale (ADL-IS). There were significant correlations between SKT total score and ADL-IS total mean score at baseline (r = 0.52, p .001) as well as between change in SKT total score and change in ADL-IS total mean score during the 24-week treatment period (r = 0.48, p .001). Significant correlations with ADL-IS total mean scores were also found for both memory and attention/concentration subscores of the SKT.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geriatrics and Gerontology