Utility of the HIV Dementia Scale (HDS) in identifying HIV dementia in a South African sample.

@article{Ganasen2008UtilityOT,
  title={Utility of the HIV Dementia Scale (HDS) in identifying HIV dementia in a South African sample.},
  author={Keith A Ganasen and Dylan S. Fincham and Joalida Smit and Soraya Seedat and Dan J. Stein},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={269 1-2},
  pages={62-4}
}
BACKGROUND The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) has been traditionally used to screen for cognitive impairment in a variety of dementing illnesses, including HIV associated dementia. More recently, the HIV Dementia Scale (HDS) was developed as a bedside evaluation test to differentiate patients with HIV-associated frank dementia from those who are cognitively normal. OBJECTIVE This study assessed the sensitivity and specificity of the HDS (using the MMSE as the gold standard) in a sample… CONTINUE READING
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