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Dementia & Neuropsychologia

Print version ISSN 1980-5764On-line version ISSN 1980-5764

Abstract

BORGES, Marcus Kiiti; JACINTO, Alessandro Ferrari  and  CITERO, Vanessa Albuquerque. Validity and reliability of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Australian National University - Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Index (ANU-ADRI). Dement. neuropsychol. [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.3, pp.235-243. ISSN 1980-5764.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1980-57642018dn12-030003.

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.

Keywords : Alzheimer’s disease; dementia; risk factors; primary prevention; geriatric assessment.

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