An Examination of the Severe Impairment Battery as a Measure of Cognitive Decline in Clients with Down's Syndrome

McKenzie, Karen, Harte, Cyan, Sinclair, Elaine, Matheson, Edith, Patrick, Shona and Murray, George (2002) An Examination of the Severe Impairment Battery as a Measure of Cognitive Decline in Clients with Down's Syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 6 (1). pp. 89-96. ISSN 1744-6295

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/146900470200600107

Abstract

The present study examined the validity of the Severe Impairment Battery (SIB) as a tool for measuring cognitive decline in clients with Down syndrome. Two groups participated: 10 clients who showed behavioural decline over at least a 2 year period as measured by the Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales, and 14 clients who showed no decline on this measure over the same period. No differences were found between the two groups in relation to health or life factors which may have impacted on functional and cognitive decline. The deteriorating group were found to be significantly older than the non-deteriorating group. The comparison of the SIB scores indicated that the deteriorating group showed a significant decline between baseline and 12 months and baseline and 24 months on the orientation factor. By contrast, for the non-deteriorating group, significant increases were found for praxis, orientating to name and total scores.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive decline; Down syndrome; Severe Impairment Battery; validity
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 12:02
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 07:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18209

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