Deficits of awareness in Alzheimer’s disease: assessment and long-term impact on patients and caregivers

Teresa Parrao Diaz

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Abstract

Anosognosia is highly prevalent among people with Alzheimer's disease (AD). This investigation aimed a) to develop and validate a semi-structured interview to assess insight and judgment in patients with AD, and b) to investigate the long-term effect of poor awareness on participants and their caregivers. The Structured Clinical Interview for Insight and Judgment in Dementia (SIJID) was validated in a cross-sectional and a longitudinal study. The SIJID showed high test-retest and inter-rater reliability, and strong discriminant and convergent validity, demonstrating that is a reliable and valid instrument to assess insight and judgment to be used among patients with AD.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Starkstein, Sergio, Supervisor
  • Bucks, Romola, Supervisor
Award date20 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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