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Table 2 Identified instruments for assessment of AD symptoms

From: Review of Alzheimer's disease scales: is there a need for a new multi-domain scale for therapy evaluation in medical practice?

Aspects of AD disorder Abbreviation Full name  
Cognitive Impairment ADAS-Cog Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive Subscale [14] Rosen et al.1984
  BIMC Blessed Information-Memory-Concentration Test [77] Blessed et al. 1968
  CAMCOG Cambridge Cognitive Examination [78] Grevett & O'Brien 2002
  MDRS Mattis Dementia Rating Scale [79] Mattis 1976
  MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination [9] Folstein et al. 1975
  NTB Neuropsychological Test Battery [17] Harrison et al. 2007
  SCIP Severe Cognitive Impairment Profile [21] Peavy et al. 1996
  SIB Severe Impairment Battery [6] Saxton & Swihart 1989
  SKT Syndrom-Kurztest [22] Erzigkeit 1989
Activities of Daily Living ADL-PI Activities of Daily Living-Prevention Instrument [31] Galasko et al. 2006
  ADLQ Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire [80] Johnson et al. 2004
  ADCS-ADL19/23 Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study Activities of Daily Living Inventory 19- or 23-item Scale [25] Galasko et al. 1997
  B-ADL Bayer Activities of Daily Living Scale [30] Hindmarch et al. 1998
  Bristol ADL Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale [81] Bucks et al. 1996
  BANS-S Bedfords Alzheimer's Nursing Severity Scale [82] Bellelli et al. 1997
  Barthel ADL Barthel Activities of Daily Living Index Scale [83] Mahoney & Barthel 1965
  DAD Disability Assessment for Dementia [26] Gelinas et al. 1999
  GERRI Geriatric Evaluation by Relative's Rating Instrument [84] Schwartz 1983
  IADL Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale [24] Lawton & Brody 1969
  IDDD Interview for Deterioration in Daily Living Activities in Dementia [27] Teunisse et al. 1991
  Katz ADL The Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living [23] Katz et al. 1963
  PGDRS Psychogeriatric Dependency Rating Scales [85] Wilkinson & Graham-White 1980
  RDRS Rapid Disability Rating Scale [29] Linn 1976
  PSMS Physical Self-Maintenance Scale [24] Lawton & Brody 1969
  SMAF Functional Autonomy Measurement System [28] Hebert et al. 2001
  Weintraub ADL Weintraub Activities of Daily Living Scale [86] Weintraub 1986
Global Impression ADCS-CGIC Alzheimers' Disease Cooperative Study - Clinical Global Impression of Change [38] Schneider et al. 1997
  CDR Clinical Dementia Rating Scale [35] Hughes et al. 1982
  CGI Clinical Global Impression [34] Guy 1976
  CIBI Clinical Interview Based Impression (Parke-Davis) [87] Knopman et al. 1994
  FAST The Functional Assessment Staging [37] Reisberg 1988
  GDS Global Deterioration Scale [36] Reisberg 1982
  HDR Hierarchic Dementia Rating Scale [88] Cole & Dastoor 1983
  NYU CIBIC-Plus The New York University - Clinician's Interview-Based Impression of Change - Plus Caregiver Input [39] Reisberg & Ferris 1994
Behavior/Neuropsychology AMS Alzheimer's Mood Scale [52] Tappen & Williams 1999
  IA Apathy Inventory [49] Robert et al. 2002
  BEAM-D Behavioral and Emotional Activities Manifested in Dementia [89] Sihna et al. 1992
  BEHAVE-AD Behavioral Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease Rating Scale [40] Reisberg et al. 1987
  BPRS Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale [41] Overall & Gorham 1962
  CERAD-BRSD Behavior Rating Scale for Dementia of the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease [45] Tariot et al. 1995
  CMAI Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory [47] Cohen-Mansfield 1986
  CSDD Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia [51] Alexopoulos et al. 1988
  DBD Dementia Behavior Disturbance Scale [46] Baumgarten et al. 1990
  DMAS Dementia Mood Assessment Scale [50] Sunderland et al. 1988
  GDS Geriatric Depression Scale [48] Yesavage et al. 1983
  HoNOS 65+ Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for Elderly People [90] Burns et al. 1999
  NPI Neuropsychiatric Inventory [42] Cummings et al. 1994
  NRS Neurobehavioral Rating Scale [91] Sultzer et al. 1995
  RMBPC Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist [92] Teri et al. 1992
Quality of Life ADRQL Alzheimer Disease Related Quality of Life [57] Rabins et al. 1999
  DQoL Dementia Quality of Life Instrument [58] Brod et al. 1999
  DS-DAT Discomfort Scale for Dementia of Alzheimer's Type [64] Hurley et al. 1992
  OERS Observed Emotion Rating Scale [93] Lawton et al. 1999
  PDS Progressive Deterioration Scale [62] DeJong et al. 1989
  QoL-AD Quality of Life-Alzheimer's Disease [59, 60] Logsdon et al. 1999
  QUALID Quality of Life in Late-Stage Dementia Scale [61] Weiner et al. 2000
Communication/Social CLB Core Linguistic Battery [94] Bayles et al. 1992
Interaction CPS Communication Problems Scale [66] Powell et al. 1995
  ERT Emotion Recognition Test [95] Shimokawa et al. 2000
  MOSES Multidimensional Observation Scale for Elderly Subjects [96] Helmes et al. 1987
  PKT Posture Knowledge Test [97] Mozaz et al. 2002
  PPQSA Partner-Patient Questionnaire for Shared Activities [98] Reilly 2006
  SCS Social Competence Scale [99] Zigler & Phillips 1961
Multi-domain BGP Behavioral Rating Scale for Geriatric Patients [71] van der Kam et al. 1971
  GBS Gottfries-Brane-Steen Scale [68, 69] Gottfries et al. 1982
  NOSGER Nurses' Observation Scale for Geriatric Patients[70] Brunner & Spiegel 1990
  SCAG Sandoz Clinical Assessment Geriatric Scale [67] Shader et al. 1974
  VL The Vienna List [72] Porzsolt et al. 2004