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Development and validation of short forms of the Australian National University Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Index (ANU-ADRI)

Ms Sarang Kim, Prof Kaarin Anstey, Dr Nicolas Cherbuin
Research Centre DCRC Early Diagnosis and Prevention
Partner Institution The Australian National University
Project Description

The ANU-ADRI is an evidence-based, validated tool to assess an individual’s exposure to risk factors known to be associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in late-life.

An online version of the ANU-ADRI has been available to the general public since its launch in January 2014 and has since attracted more than 10,000 global visitors to the website. Care providers and researchers from both Australia and overseas have expressedinterest in shorter formsof the ANU-ADRI to be included in assessment protocols. In addition, a validated short form of the ANU-ADRI would be a valuable resource to use online or in an app for users who do not want to complete the lengthier version. In response to demand for comparable and valid shorter assessment of the ANU-ADRI, this research project will develop a) a short version and b) a tick box version of the ANU-ADRI and validate them against the original ANU-ADRI questionnaires.

Providing shorter forms of the ANU-ADRI may be useful to clinicians who would like to assess their client’s current risk profile and discuss possible ways to reduce their risk of developing dementia in a timely manner. 

This project aims to develop comparable shorter forms of the Australian National University – Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Index (ANU-ADRI) and to examine validity of the short forms against the original ANU-ADRI questionnaire. The short forms will make the ANU-ADRI more accessible to wider audiences and encourage individuals without dementia to check their risk profile for developing dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease (AD). 

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