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Dementia and psychopathology among individuals with mental retardation


2005 2005

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The relationship between dementia and symptoms of mental was examined in 98 adults with mild and moderate mental retardation. Participants ranging in age from 40 to 84 years of age were administered the Early Signs of Dementia Checklist (ESDC) and the Assessment of Dual Diagnosis (ADD). Data were also collected on IQ, adaptive age, and presence or absence of seizure disorder. Correlational analyses were performed to determine relationships between scores on the ESDC, the ADD, chronological age (CA) and adaptive age (AA). Statistically significant positive relationships were found between scores on the ESDC and the depression scale of the ADD, and between scores on the ESDC and CA. A statistically significant negative relationship was found between scores on the ESDC and AA. A Multiple regression was performed to determine the degree of variance explained in predicting the presence or absence of dementia by the factors for which positive relationships were found. CA was found to account for 22% of the variance. AA, when combined with CA, increased R2 from 0.25 to 0.27, but decreased adjusted R2 from 0.22 to 0.21. The combination of CA, AA, and the depression score from the ADD was found to account for 36% of the variance. The implications of these findings for practitioners who work with individuals with mental retardation will be discussed.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Psychotherapy;
Mental health
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
0347: Mental health
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Psychology; Comorbidity; Dementia; Mental retardation; Psychopathology
Title
Dementia and psychopathology among individuals with mental retardation
Author
Wade, Erin J.
Number of pages
82
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0116
Source
DAI-B 66/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542093081, 0542093081
Advisor
Fox, Robert A.
University/institution
Marquette University
University location
United States -- Wisconsin
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3172503
ProQuest document ID
304993416
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304993416
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