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Study of functional assessment tools in dementia used in Brazil

Grant number: 08/09717-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2009
Effective date (End): January 31, 2010
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal researcher:Marcia Maria Pires Camargo Novelli
Grantee:Mariana Boaro Fernandez Canon
Home Institution: Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Baixada Santista. Santos , SP, Brazil


This research is about identify the assessment tools in dementia applied in Brazil. For this will be access data base LILACS, PUBMED, Scielo and Portal Periódicos CAPES (thesis data) to arrange the articles related to functional assessment tools in dementia. Based in these results, we will make a qualitative analysis of the instruments used, searching to identify the use of some Scientific Advisory Committee of the Medical Outcomes Trust (SAC) criteria, such as reliability, cross -cultural adaptation and validity. Lather on, these instruments will be classified for purpose of use and activities group. The proposition of this research is to identify the assessment tools used more often and if these are validities to the Portuguese language. (AU)

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