Reference : A grid for a precise analysis of daily activities
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Human health sciences : Neurology
A grid for a precise analysis of daily activities
Wojtasik, Vinciane mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Neurologie Sart Tilman - Gériatrie >]
Olivier, Catherine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Neurologie Sart Tilman >]
Lekeu, Françoise mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Neurologie Sart Tilman - Gériatrie >]
Quittre, Anne mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Neurologie Sart Tilman >]
Adam, Stéphane mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de personne et société > Psychologie de la sénescence >]
Salmon, Eric mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Neuroimagerie des troubles de la mémoire et révalid. cogn. >]
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Yes (verified by ORBi)
United Kingdom
[en] Alzheimer ; cognitive rehabilitation
[en] Assessment of daily living activities is essential in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Most current tools quantitatively assess overall ability but provide little qualitative information on individual difficulties. Only a few tools allow therapists to evaluate stereotyped activities and record different types of errors. We capitalised on the Kitchen Activity Assessment to design a widely applicable analysis grid that provides both qualitative and quantitative data on activity performance. A cooking activity was videotaped in 15 patients with dementia and assessed according to the different steps in the execution of the task. The evaluations obtained with our grid showed good correlations between raters, between versions of the grid and between sessions. Moreover, the degree of independence obtained with our analysis of the task correlated with the Kitchen Activity Assessment score and with a global score of cognitive functioning. We conclude that assessment of a daily living activity with this analysis grid is reproducible and relatively independent of the therapist, and thus provides quantitative and qualitative information useful for both evaluating and caring for demented patients.
Centre de la Mémoire du CHU de Liège
Fondation Mederic Alzheimer

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