volume 12, issue 3, P269-275 1997
DOI: 10.1016/s0887-6177(96)00003-0
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Abstract: The Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (DRS), a widely used dementia screening instrument, generates five subscale scores in the areas of Attention (ATT), Initiation-Perseveration (IP), Construction (CN), Conceptualization (CON), and Memory (MEM). The present study sought to determine the criterion validity of the DRS subscales in a sample of 50 patients with Alzheimer's disease (25 with mild and 25 with moderate dementia). Subject performance on the five DRS subscales was correlated with performance on five well-va…

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