Objective:To present the findings of a Cochrane Collaboration systematic review of the effectiveness of using rating scales for the assessment of behavioural problems.
Design:Systematic Review of randomized controlled clinical trials in dementia using behaviour rating scales systematically as an outcome measure.
Materials and Methods: Cochrane Collaboration (CDCIG) review
Results: The effectiveness of behaviour rating scales in reducing observed behaviour problems will be presented. Comparisons between scales will be illustrated.
Conclusion: The use of behaviour rating scales in research involves an intervention effect which may obscure the effectiveness of the approach to treatment being measured
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