The need for harmonisation and innovation of neuropsychological assessment in neurodegenerative dementias in Europe: consensus document of the Joint Program for Neurodegenerative Diseases Working Group.

Détails

Ressource 1Télécharger: 13195_2017_Article_254.pdf (600.65 [Ko])
Etat: Serval
Version: Final published version
ID Serval
serval:BIB_96AE14950485
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The need for harmonisation and innovation of neuropsychological assessment in neurodegenerative dementias in Europe: consensus document of the Joint Program for Neurodegenerative Diseases Working Group.
Périodique
Alzheimer's research & therapy
Auteur(s)
Costa A., Bak T., Caffarra P., Caltagirone C., Ceccaldi M., Collette F., Crutch S., Della Sala S., Démonet J.F., Dubois B., Duzel E., Nestor P., Papageorgiou S.G., Salmon E., Sikkes S., Tiraboschi P., van der Flier W.M., Visser P.J., Cappa S.F.
ISSN
1758-9193 (Electronic)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
17/04/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
9
Numéro
1
Pages
27
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Consensus Development Conference ; Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: epublish
Résumé
Cognitive, behavioural, and functional assessment is crucial in longitudinal studies of neurodegenerative dementias (NDD). Central issues, such as the definition of the study population (asymptomatic, at risk, or individuals with dementia), the detection of change/decline, and the assessment of relevant outcomes depend on quantitative measures of cognitive, behavioural, and functional status.Currently, we are far from having available reliable protocols and tools for the assessment of dementias in Europe. The main problems are the heterogeneity of the tools used across different European countries, the lack of standardisation of administration and scoring methods across centres, and the limited information available about the psychometric properties of many tests currently in widespread use. This situation makes it hard to compare results across studies carried out in different centres, thus hampering research progress, in particular towards the contribution to a "big data" common data set.We present here the results of a project funded by the Joint Program for Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND) and by the Italian Ministry of Health. The project aimed at providing a consensus framework for the harmonisation of assessment tools to be applied to research in neurodegenerative disorders affecting cognition across Europe. A panel of European experts reviewed the current methods of neuropsychological assessment, identified pending issues, and made recommendations for the harmonisation of neuropsychological assessment of neurodegenerative dementias in Europe.A consensus was achieved on the general recommendations to be followed in developing procedures and tools for neuropsychological assessment, with the aim of harmonising tools and procedures to achieve more reliable data on the cognitive-behavioural examination. The results of this study should be considered as a first step to enhancing a common view and practise on NDD assessment across European countries.

Mots-clé
Dementia/diagnosis, Europe, Humans, Neuropsychological Tests
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
29/04/2017 17:37
Dernière modification de la notice
08/05/2019 22:21
Données d'usage