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January 1988

Reliability of the Washington University Clinical Dementia Rating

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry (Drs Burke and Rubin), the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (Drs Burke, Rubin, Morris, Coben, Duchek, Wittels, and Berg and Mr Miller), the Division of Biostatistics (Mr Miller), the Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery (Drs Morris, Coben, Duchek, Wittels, and Berg), and the Department of Psychology (Drs Duchek and Wittels), Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis. Dr Burke is now with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

Arch Neurol. 1988;45(1):31-32. doi:10.1001/archneur.1988.00520250037015
Abstract

• There is a growing need for methods for measuring and staging the natural history of dementia of the Alzheimer type. One instrument, designed with that purpose in mind, is the Washington University Clinical Dementia Rating. We tested its reliability using multiple clinicians in a videotape-design study, and it proved reliable under these study conditions.

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