Validation of the RUDAS in Patients With a Middle-Level Education in Lima, Peru

American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print.
Objectives:To assess the psychometric properties of the Peruvian version of the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS-PE) to discriminate controls from patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early dementia (ED) in a population with a mid-level education.Methods:A total of 133 patients from a memory clinic were administered the RUDAS-PE, INECO Frontal Screening, Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination, and Mini-Mental State Examination. Results were compared against a neuropsychological evaluation (gold standard). Validity measures, internal consistency, and concurrent validity were calculated.Results:Cronbach’s α was 0.68; Pearson’s ratio was 0.79 (P < .01). The area under the receiver–operating characteristics curve of the RUDAS to discriminate between ED and MCI was 89.0% (optimal cutoff at <21), whereas between MCI and controls, it was 99.0% (optimal cutoff at <24).Conclusions:The RUDAS-PE has acceptable psychometric properties performing well in its ability to discriminate controls from patients with MCI and ED.Validation of the RUDAS in Patients With a Middle-Level Education in Lima, PeruValidation of the RUDAS in Patients With a Middle-Level Education in Lima, PeruAlzheimers{$excerpt:n}