Reliability of clinical nurse specialists in the staging of dementia.

  title={Reliability of clinical nurse specialists in the staging of dementia.},
  author={M M McCulla and Mary A Coats and N Van Fleet and Janet M. Duchek and E. E. Grant and John C. Morris},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={46 11},
We studied the reliability of master's-prepared clinical nurse specialists for the identification and staging of dementia, using videotapes of physician assessments of both healthy older persons and those with senile dementia of the Alzheimer type. The Washington University (St Louis, Mo) Clinical Dementia Rating system was the staging instrument. The results from three nurses, each reviewing 25 videotaped assessments, indicate that agreement is high between clinical nurse specialists and… CONTINUE READING

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