Hartmut Lehfeld

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The Bayer-Activities of Daily Living Scale (B-ADL) is a 25-item, informant-rated questionnaire which was developed as a brief and internationally applicable instrument for assessing functional disabilities. The scale's target group are elderly patients suffering from mild to moderate dementia or cognitive impairment. To investigate the reliability and(More)
BACKGROUND Activities of daily living (ADL) deficits are integral components of dementia disorders, and ADL measures are among the most robust markers of the course of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Despite this acknowledged importance, no clearly useful ADL instrument for cross-cultural application in pharmacologic trials in the early stages of AD had been(More)
During an intense four-level community-based intervention program conducted in Nuremberg (490,000 inhabitants) in 2001 and 2002 [Nuremberg Alliance Against Depression (NAD)], the number of suicidal acts (main outcome completed + attempted suicides) had dropped significantly (−21.7%), a significant effect compared with the baseline year and the control(More)
The SKT is a simple and short test for assessing cognitive impairment of memory and attention. The test consists of nine subtests, each limited to a maximum performance time of 60 seconds. Thus, total testing time normally does not exceed 10 to 15 minutes. Test scoring and auditing are also accomplished within a short time and are easily learned. The test(More)
INTRODUCTION In 2014, 15% of about 140,000 asylum seekers were distributed to Bavaria. The Bavarian State Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Family and Integration promoted a project under which, first, the frequency and nature of psychiatric diagnoses among asylum seekers in the ZAE Zirndorf should be examined and, secondly, recommendations on(More)
Some studies suggest seasonality of suicide attempts in females, but not in males. The reasons for this gender difference remain unclear. Only few studies addressed the question whether gender differences in seasonality of suicide attempts reflect gender differences in the choice of method for suicide attempts, with inconsistent results. So, this study(More)
The analyses of an international pilot study presented in this article focused on the development of a cross-nationally valid activities-of-daily-living (ADL) scale sensitive to therapeutic effects in patients with mild memory impairment and mild to moderately severe dementia. The present report, which is part of an ongoing international research project,(More)
Many of the psychometric instruments employed in dementia research are adapted versions of tests developed in countries different from those in which they are applied. The validity of these instruments has been established in their countries of origin; however, there is little information available regarding their validity when transferred to other(More)
In addition to cognitive performance tests, the assessment of activities of daily living (ADL) is becoming increasingly important in diagnosing and following up dementia. Therefore, we compared results obtained from ADL informant and self reports and from the SKT short test for assessing deficits of memory and attention. Data were available from a total of(More)