[Combined instruments on the evaluation of dementia in the elderly: preliminary results].

@article{Bustamante2003CombinedIO,
  title={[Combined instruments on the evaluation of dementia in the elderly: preliminary results].},
  author={Sonia E Zevallos Bustamante and C{\'a}ssio M. C. Bottino and Marcos Ant{\^o}nio Lopes and Dion{\'i}sio Azevedo and S{\'e}rgio Ricardo Hototian and J{\'u}lio Litvoc and Wilson Jacob Filho},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2003},
  volume={61 3A},
  pages={601-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if a functional scale combined with a cognitive test would improve the diagnostic accuracy of dementia. METHOD Thirty patients with mild to moderate dementia, diagnosed according to ICD-10 and DSM-III-R criteria, and 46 elderly controls, divided into three groups according to their socioeconomic status and educational level (high, medium and low) were investigated. The subjects were assessed with the MMSE, and their informants were assessed with the scales IQCODE and B… CONTINUE READING