The MDS Cognition Scale: a valid instrument for identifying and staging nursing home residents with dementia using the minimum data set.

@article{Hartmaier1994TheMC,
  title={The MDS Cognition Scale: a valid instrument for identifying and staging nursing home residents with dementia using the minimum data set.},
  author={S L Hartmaier and Philip D. Sloane and Harry A. Guess and Gary G. Koch},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 11},
  pages={1173-9}
}
OBJECTIVE We report the development and validation of an MDS-based cognitive index, the MDS Cognition Scale (MDS-COGS), by evaluating it against two popular dementia rating scales, the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) and the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). DESIGN A Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred nursing home residents. MEASUREMENTS Each study participant was assessed on the GDS and the MMSE by trained medical students. At the same time, but independent of the… CONTINUE READING
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