Reliability and validity of the Cohen–Mansfield agitation inventory in institutionalized elderly

Sanford I. Finkel, John S. Lyons, Rachel L. Anderson

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Abstract

The reliability and validity of the Cohen–Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) were studied in residents of a long‐term care facility. The CMAI demonstrated high internal consistency, but only marginally adequate interrater reliability. Correlations with the Behavioral Syndromes Scale for Dementia (BSSD) and the Behavioral Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease (Behave—AD) provide support for the contention that the CMAI is valid measure of agitation with nursing home residents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-490
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1992

Keywords

  • Agitation
  • dementia
  • nursing home
  • psychological scales

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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