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Outcome measures for Alzheimer's disease: A global inter-societal Delphi consensus

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Dame Louise Robinson



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© 2023 The Authors. Alzheimer's & Dementia published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Alzheimer's Association.Introduction: We aim to provide guidance on outcomes and measures for use in patients with Alzheimer's clinical syndrome. Methods: A consensus group of 20 voting members nominated by 10 professional societies, and a non-voting chair, used a Delphi approach and modified GRADE criteria. Results: Consensus was reached on priority outcomes (n = 66), measures (n = 49) and statements (n = 37) across nine domains. A number of outcomes and measurement instruments were ranked for: Cognitive abilities; Functional abilities/dependency; Behavioural and neuropsychiatric symptoms; Patient quality of life (QoL); Caregiver QoL; Healthcare and treatment-related outcomes; Medical investigations; Disease-related life events; and Global outcomes. Discussion: This work provides indications on the domains and ideal pertinent measurement instruments that clinicians may wish to use to follow patients with cognitive impairment. More work is needed to develop instruments that are more feasible in the context of the constraints of clinical routine.

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Author(s): Ellison TS, Cappa SF, Garrett D, Georges J, Iwatsubo T, Kramer JH, Lehmann M, Lyketsos C, Maier AB, Merrilees J, Morris JC, Naismith SL, Nobili F, Pahor M, Pond D, Robinson L, Soysal P, Vandenbulcke M, Weber CJ, Visser PJ, Weiner M, Frisoni GB

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Alzheimer's and Dementia

Year: 2023

Volume: 19

Issue: 6

Pages: 2707-2729

Print publication date: 11/06/2023

Online publication date: 07/02/2023

Acceptance date: 20/12/2022

Date deposited: 25/07/2023

ISSN (print): 1552-5260

ISSN (electronic): 1552-5279

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc


DOI: 10.1002/alz.12945

PubMed id: 36749854


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