The KICA Screen: the psychometric properties of a shortened version of the KICA (Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment)

LoGiudice, Dina, Strivens, Edward, Smith, Kate, Stevenson, Margaret, Atkinson, David, Dwyer, Anna, Lautenschlager, Nicola, Almedia, Osvaldo A., and Flicker, Leon (2011) The KICA Screen: the psychometric properties of a shortened version of the KICA (Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment). Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30 (4). pp. 215-219.

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Abstract

Aim:  To describe the development and psychometric properties of the KICA (Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment) Screen.

Methods:  A short 10-item version of the KICA, the KICA screen was developed from original data of 363 Aboriginal people. The KICA Screen was subsequently independently validated in a non-random sample of 55 people living in Northern Queensland.

Results:  In the original sample the KICA Screen showed an optimal cut-point score of 21/22 (out of a score of 25), and resulted in a sensitivity of 95.6% and specificity of 88.6% with AUC of 0.95 (95% CI 0.91–0.98). This cut point was subsequently tested on 55 people living in Northern Queensland, with a sensitivity of 82.4% and specificity of 88.5% for the diagnosis of dementia, and the area under the ROC (receiver operating characteristic) curve was 0.87 (95% CI 0.77–0.97).

Conclusions:  The KICA Screen is a valid and acceptable screening tool among Indigenous Australians living in remote and rural areas of Australia.

Item ID: 19549
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Aboriginal; cognitive assessment; cross-cultural; dementia
ISSN: 1741-6612
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 06:53
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 100%
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