Prediction of survival by the Clifton Assessment Procedures for the Elderly (CAPE).

The British journal of clinical psychology / the British Psychological Society

PubMedID: 2364201

Moran SM, Cockram LL, Walker B, McPherson FM. Prediction of survival by the Clifton Assessment Procedures for the Elderly (CAPE). Br J Clin Psychol. 1990;29 ( Pt 2)225-6.
A sample of 261 elderly patients, most with a diagnosis of dementia, consecutively admitted to a geriatric psychiatry assessment ward, was assessed using the cognitive assessment scale (CAS) and behaviour rating scale (BRS) of CAPE. Scores of patients alive at four follow-up intervals were compared with those of non-survivors. On CAS, survivors scored significantly better at 18- and 48-month follow-up; and better, but not significantly so, at nine- and 36-month follow-up. On BRS, survivors scored significantly better at all four follow-up intervals. Only at 36-month follow-up did the scales predict survival of individual patients more efficiently than did base rates.