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Psychometric characteristics of the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test (RBMT) as an early detection instrument for dementia and mild cognitive impairment in Brazil

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Author(s):
Yassuda, Monica Sanches [1, 2] ; Flaks, Mariana Kneese [3] ; Viola, Luciane Fatima [3] ; Pereira, Fernanda Speggiorin [3] ; Memoria, Claudia Maia [3] ; Nunes, Paula Villela [3] ; Forlenza, Orestes Vicente [3]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med, Lab Neurosci LIM 27, Psychogeriatr Unit, Dept Psychiat, BR-05403010 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med, Lab Neurosci LIM 27, Psychogeriatr Unit, Inst Psychiat, BR-05403010 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Arts Sci & Humanities EACH, BR-05403010 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS; v. 22, n. 6, SI, p. 1003-1011, SEP 2010.
Web of Science Citations: 17
Abstract

Background: The Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test (RBMT) assesses everyday memory by means of tasks which mimic daily challenges. The objective was to examine the validity of the Brazilian version of the RBMT to detect cognitive decline. Methods: 195 older adults were diagnosed as normal controls (NC) or with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer's disease (AD) by a multidisciplinary team, after participants completed clinical and neuropsychological protocols. Results: Cronbach's alpha was high for the total sample for the RBMT profile (PS) and screening scores (SS) (PS=0.91, SS=0.87) and for the AD group (PS=0.84, SS=0.85), and moderate for the MCI (PS=0.62, SS=0.55)and NC (PS=0.62, SS=0.60) groups. RBMT total scores, Appointment, Pictures, Immediate and Delayed Story, Immediate and Delayed Route, Delayed Message and Date contributed to differentiate NC from MCI. ROC curve analyses indicated high accuracy to differentiate NC from AD patients, and, moderate accuracy to differentiate NC from MCI. Conclusions: The Brazilian version of the RBMT seems to be an appropriate instrument to identify memory decline in Brazilian older adults. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/00110-0 - Cognitive aging: neuropsychological instruments and cognitive training
Grantee:Monica Sanches Yassuda
Support type: Regular Research Grants