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COMPARING THE STANDARD AND ELECTRONIC VERSIONS OF THE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE ASSESSMENT SCALE – COGNITIVE SUBSCALE: A VALIDATION STUDY

T.M. Solomon, J.M. Barbone, H.T. Feaster, D.S. Miller, G.B. deBros, C.A. Murphy, D. Michalczuk

The Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS-Cog) has become the de facto gold-standard for assessing the efficacy of putative anti-dementia treatments. There has been an increasing interest in providing greater standardization, automation, and administration consistency to the scale. Recently, electronic versions of the ADAS-Cog (eADAS-Cog) have been utilized in clinical trials and demonstrated significant reductions in frequency of rater error as compared to paper. In order to establish validity of the electronic version (eADAS-Cog), 20 subjects who had received a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at a private US Memory Clinic completed a single-center, randomized, counterbalanced, prospective trial comparing a version of the eADAS-Cog to the standard paper scale. Interclass Correlation Coefficient on total scores and Kappa analysis on domain scores yielded high agreement (0.88 - 0.99). Effects of order and mode of administration on ADAS-Cog total scores did not demonstrate a significant main effect. Overall, this study establishes adequate concurrent validity between the ADAS-Cog and eADAS-Cog among an adult population with diagnosed AD.

CITATION:
T.M. Solomon ; J.M. Barbone ; H.T. Feaster ; D.S. Miller ; G.B. deBros ; C.A. Murphy ; D. Michalczuk (2019): Comparing the Standard and Electronic Versions of the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive Subscale: A Validation Study. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (JPAD). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jpad.2019.27

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