Disability Assessment for Dementia (DAD)

Gauthier L; Gelinas I

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Gauthier L; Gelinas I

DAD © 1994 by L. Gauthier & I. Gélinas
To quantitatively measure functional abilities in activities of daily living (ADL) in individuals with cognitive impairments such as dementia
Therapeutic area
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Mental Disorders
Therapeutic indication
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Dementia
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • obsro ObsRO
Original language(s)
  • English for Canada
  • French for Canada
DAD developed simultaneously in English & French for Canada
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Gélinas I, Gauthier L, McIntyre M, Gauthier S. Development of a functional measure for persons with Alzheimer's disease: the disability assessment for dementia. Am J Occup Ther. 1999 Sep-Oct;53(5):471-81 (Full Text Article)

Gauthier S, Gelinas I, Gauthier L. Functional disability in Alzheimer's disease. Int Psychogeriatr. 1997;9 Suppl 1:163-5 (PubMed Abstract)

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Gauthier L; Gelinas I

Isabelle Gélinas, PhD, OT(c), erg
Associate Professor
School of Physical & Occupational Therapy
McGill University
3654 Promenade Sir William Osler (Drummond)
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1Y5- Canada

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Original language(s)

  • English for Canada
  • French for Canada
DAD developed simultaneously in English & French for Canada


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Bibliographic references of the translations:

De Vreese LP, Caffarra P, Savarè R, Cerutti R, Franceschi M, Grossi E; Multicentre Study Group. Functional disability in early Alzheimer's disease - a validation study of the Italian version of the disability assessment for dementia scale. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2008;25(2):186-94 (PubMed abstract)
Sánchez-Pérez A, López-Roig S, Pérez AP, Gómez PP, Pastor MÁ, Pomares MH. Validation Study of the Spanish Version of the Disability Assessment for Dementia Scale. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(44):e1925 (Full text article)
Tozlu M, Cankurtaran M, Yavuz BB, Cankurtaran ES, Kutluer I, Erkek BM, Halil M, Ulger Z, Cosgun E, Ariogul S. Functional disability in Alzheimer disease: a validation study of the Turkish version of the disability assessment for dementia scale. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2014 Dec;27(4):237-46 (PubMed abstract)

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