CAMDEX-N: de Nederlandse versie van de Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders of the Elderly met geautomatiseerde dataverwerking

M. M. Derix, A. B. Hofstede, S. Teunisse, A. Hijdra, G. J. Walstra, H. C. Weinstein, W. A. van Gool

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Abstract

In the study of dementia four distinct categories of instruments can be distinguished: instruments to examine cognitive dysfunction, to measure the severity of dementia, to assess disturbances in daily behaviour, and instruments to make a differential diagnosis of dementia. The Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders of the Elderly (CAMDEX), published in 1988, incorporates these four categories in a single comprehensive interview schedule. Items related to the diagnosis of clouded/delirious state, depression and other psychiatric symptoms are also included. The Dutch version (CAMDEX-N) and accompanying software for data analysis and for scientific research were developed. Items were added to the section on physical and neurological examination, and to the section on ancillary investigations. The software can be adapted to future developments in dementia research
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)143-150
JournalTijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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