Prediction of survival by the Clifton Assessment Procedures for the Elderly (CAPE)

S. M. Moran, L. L. Cockram, B. Walker, F. M. McPherson

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A sample of 261 elderly patients, most with a diagnosis of dementia, consecutively admitted to a geriatric psychiatry assessement ward, was assessed using the cognitive assessment scale (CAS) and behaviour rating scale (BRS) of CAPE. Scores of patients alive at four follow‐up intervals were compared with those of non‐survivors. On CAS, survivors scored significantly better at 18‐ and 48‐month follow‐up; and better, but not significantly so, at nine‐ and 36‐month follow‐up. On BRS, survivors scored significantly better at all four follow‐up intervals. Only at 36‐month follow‐up did the scales predict survival of individual patients more efficiently than did base rates. 1990 The British Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-226
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1990


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