Dementia screening and diagnostic framework in Chinese population
Tian Jinzhou*, Xie Hengge,Qin Bin, Fan Dongsheng, Lu Tao, Shi Jing, Ni Jingnian, Wang Luning, Wang Yinhua; The Research Group of Alzheimer′s Disease Chinese. *Neurology Center, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700, China
Corresponding author: Tian Jinzhou, Email: email@example.com
【Summary】There are no standard diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer′s disease (AD) in China. The copied international criteria has led to a high rate of missed diagnosis due to issues such as translation and cultural discrepancy. Under the principles of semantic equivalence, content equivalence and performance equivalence, the research group of Alzheimer′s Disease Chinese ( ADC) adopted several effective methods, such as two-way translation, content conversion, performance evaluation, etc. to systematically study the cognitive, behavioral, functional, and general assessment techniques in dementia screening and diagnosis, as well as their screening thresholds and diagnostic values. We also established a dementia screening and assessment framework in clinical practice through systematic reviews and group consensus. It has improved the early diagnosis rate of dementia in China, been accepted by home and abroad academic institutions, which is of great significance for early diagnosis and treatment of dementia.
【Key words】Dementia; Screening and diagnostic; Framework