Can health workers diagnose dementia in the community?

  title={Can health workers diagnose dementia in the community?},
  author={Kuruthukulangara Sebastian Jacob and Perumal Senthil Kumar and Kathirvel Gayathri and Smrithy Abraham and Martin James Prince},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={116 2},
OBJECTIVE This study attempted to evaluate sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of the diagnosis of dementia made by trained community health workers. METHOD A total of 1,000 subjects over the age of 65 years were recruited for the study. The community health workers identified nine subjects as having dementia. This was compared against an education adjusted diagnosis of dementia made in accordance with the 10/66 dementia research group protocol. RESULTS The sensitivity and… CONTINUE READING

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