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Measurement and rating scales 

Measurement and rating scales
Chapter:
Measurement and rating scales
Source:
Dementia Care: A Practical Manual
Author(s):

Jonathan Waite

, Rowan H. Harwood

, Ian R. Morton

, and David J. Connelly

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199228829.003.0013

Introduction 316

How good is a rating scale? 318

Measures commonly used in clinical practice 320

Screening tools 322

Tests of specific cognitive domains 326

Test batteries 328

Measurement in other areas 330

Summary 336

Assessment scales are commonly used in dementia. Take care to use these tools for the right reasons, rather than as an exercise in measuring because it is possible. Poor selection and interpretation of data can prove a disservice to clients....

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