Revised memory and behavior problems checklist in Taiwanese patients with Alzheimer's disease

Jong Ling Fuh*, Chia Yin Liu, Shuu Jiun Wang, Hasio Chien Wang, Hsiu Chih Liu

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The Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist (RMBPC) is a 24-item caregiver report that measures observable behavioral and memory problems in dementia patients and their caregivers' reaction to these problems. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the applicability of the RMBPC for use in Taiwanese patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The subjects included 76 AD patients (39 men and 37 women, mean age 72.3) and their caregivers (34 men and 42 women, mean age 53.5) who participated in a comprehensive assessment at the Veterans General Hospital-Taipei. The Chinese version of the Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument was administered to the patients. Their caregivers rated the RMBPC and the short version of the Geriatric Depression Score (GDS). To assess the test-retest reliability, 30 caregivers rated a second RMBPC 3 days after the first evaluation. The mean score for the frequency rating on the RMBPC was 32.63 (SD = 12.44, range = 5- 61) and the mean reaction score was 10.96 (SD = 11.53). The reaction score was significantly correlated with the GDS score (r = .363, p = .001). The Cronbach's alpha coefficients for frequency and reaction scores were .816 and .895 respectively. The test-retest reliabilities of total frequency and reaction scores were significantly correlated; overall correlations were .89 for frequency (p < .001) and .74 for reaction (p < .001). These findings suggest that the RMBPC be recommended as a reliable tool to assess behavioral and memory disturbance in Taiwanese AD patients.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)181-189
頁數9
期刊International Psychogeriatrics
11
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 1999

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