Community screening interview for dementia (CSI 'D'); Performance in five disparate study sites

Kathleen S. Hall, Sujuan Gao, Christine L. Emsley, Adesola O. Ogunniyi, Owen Morgan, Hugh C. Hendrie

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The Community Screening Interview for Dimentia (CSI 'D') was developed as a screening instrument for dementia for use in cross-cultural studies. It consists of two components, a cognitive test for non-literate and literate populations and an informant interview regarding performance in everyday living. The development of the CSI 'D', involving harmonization, translation, back translation and pilot testing, for use in five sites is described. The results demonstrate the adaptability and utility of the CSI 'D' in populations from very different socioeconomic backgrounds. The inclusion of informant data adds significantly to the performance of the CSI 'D' as a dementia screen. The combination of informant and cognitive scores in a discriminant score produces better sensitivity and specificity for dementia than cognitive scores alone. The informant score has a significant independent effect in predicting dementia. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-531
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2000


  • Cognitive test
  • Community Screening for Dementia (CSI 'D'); Screening test
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Dementia
  • Informant interview

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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