SKT short cognitive performance test and activities of daily living in Dementia

Hartmut Lehfeld, Sandra Schlfke, Robert Hoerr, Mark Kurt Stemmler

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalGeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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