Validation of the short version of the 10/66 dementia diagnosis in Urdu in Karachi, Pakistan

Qurat Ul Ain Khan*, Martin J. Prince

*Corresponding author for this work

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The standard 10/66 battery has been translated and validated in Pakistan; however, it takes long to administer it with specialized training for the staff. This study was performed to validate a shorter version of the 10/66. The data for validation of the short version was extracted from the full version study. Ethical approval was taken from the Institutional Review Board of the Aga Khan University. The study was funded by the Aga Khan University, University Research Council Grant. The total number of participants was 257, equally divided between people with dementia and normal cognition. The sensitivity of the short version was 95.7% and 80.5%; specificity was 83.5% and 90.7%; κ was 0.751 and 0.712; and the area under the curve was 0.89 and 0.85 against the standard 10/66 diagnosis and clinician diagnosis, respectively. The short version of 10/66 battery is a valid instrument for diagnosing dementia in the Urdu-speaking Pakistani population.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAlzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • 10/66
  • Dementia
  • Pakistan
  • Short version
  • Urdu
  • Validation


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