Vol. 12 nº 3 - Jul/Aug/Set de 2018
Original Article Páginas: 235 a 243

Validity and reliability of the brazilian portuguese version of the Australian National University – Alzheimer's Disease Risk Index (ANU-ADRI)

Authors Marcus Kiiti Borges1; Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto2; Vanessa Albuquerque Citero3

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keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, risk factors, primary prevention, geriatric assessment.

ABSTRACT:
The ANU-ADRI is a self-report tool that assesses risk for Alzheimer's Disease (AD).
OBJECTIVE: To validate an adapted Portuguese version of this instrument and to carry out the reliability Test-Retest of the ANU-ADRI in Brazil.
METHODS: In this longitudinal study, the sample was formed (n=100) by two groups (A and B): each comprising 50 patients assisted by GPs (general practitioners) or specialists in dementia. All participants were cognitively healthy upon screening using the MMSE. The ANU-ADRI was applied at baseline (Test) and again within 1 week of the test (Retest).
RESULTS: There was a correlation between the mean scores of the ANU-ADRI Test and Retest (r=0.918, P<0.001). Group A had higher ANU-ADRI scores than those of group B (P<0.05). There was a moderate negative linear relation between the ANU-ADRI and MMSE scores (r= -0.353, P<0.001).
CONCLUSION: The ANU-ADRI is a valid and reliable instrument to assess whether community-dwelling Brazilians are at greater risk for AD. Low levels of education were associated with higher risk scores on the ANU-ADRI.

 

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