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dc.contributor.authorBettens, Gemma F
dc.contributor.authorOwnsworth, Tamara
dc.contributor.authorHohaus, Lydia
dc.contributor.authorMcKendry, Yvette
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T01:31:03Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T01:31:03Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-09-11T02:00:51Z
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607863.2013.827629
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/58510
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This study aimed to develop and pilot the Alzheimer's Disease and Ageing Perception Scale (ADAPS), examine theory-consistent differences and convergent validity, and identify misconceptions of the cognitive effects of ageing and mild Alzheimer's disease (AD). Method: After piloting a large pool of items with a panel of ageing and dementia experts (n = 6), an item analysis yielded a 25-item version of the ADAPS (a = .70), comprising a Normal Ageing subscale (a = .68) and Mild AD subscale (a = .74). Participants from the general community (n = 251) and aged care professionals (n = 59) completed the ADAPS, Knowledge of Memory Ageing Questionnaire (KMAQ), and the Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge Scale (ADKS). Results: Compared to matched controls, aged care professionals demonstrated greater accuracy of knowledge on the Mild AD subscale (p < .05), but not the Normal Ageing subscale (p > .05) of the ADAPS. The pattern of significant correlations between the ADAPS, KMAQ, and ADKS supported the convergent validity of the ADAPS. The most common misconceptions on the ADAPS indicated a tendency for participants to overgeneralise the cognitive effects of normal ageing. Conclusion: This preliminary study introduces a new tool for assessing accuracy of knowledge of cognitive effects associated with normal ageing and mild AD, and may assist in identifying
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom296
dc.relation.ispartofpageto303
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAging & Mental Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDevelopmental Psychology and Ageing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170102
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleAssessing accuracy of knowledge of cognitive effects of normal ageing and mild stage of Alzheimer's disease
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2013
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gro.griffith.authorHohaus, Lydia C.
gro.griffith.authorOwnsworth, Tamara
gro.griffith.authorBettens, Gemma F.
gro.griffith.authorMcKendry, Yvette J.


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