PRIME: PRIME data set

Description Usage Format References

Description

This data set is from a longitudinal study called "Prospective Research in Memory Clinics" (PRIME), see Brodaty et al (2011), with a period of 3-year. The data set includes 583 dementia patients. The outcome is time to institutionalised. The predicators are age, sex, educational level, living status, dementia type, baseline cognitive ability (MMSE), baseline functional ability (SMAF), baseline neuropsychiatric symptoms (total NPI), baseline dementia severity (CDR), baseline caregiver burden (ZBI), medication types, change in cognitive ability at 3 months, change in functional ability at 3 months, and change in neuropsychiatric symptoms at 3 months. Note that this data set is complete and was analyzed by Brodaty et al (2014).

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 583 observations on 18 variables.

Time

observed time in term of months

Event

event or institutionalisation, 1=Yes and 0=No

Depcen

dependent right censoring or withdrawal, 1=Yes and 0=No

Age

age at baseline, 1=80 years or above and 0=80 year below

Gender

gender, 1=Female and 0=Male

HighEdu

education level at baseline, 1=high school above and 0=high school or below

Alzheimer

Alzheimer disease, 1=Yes and 0=No

CDR_base

dementia severity at baseline

MMSE_base

cognitive ability at baseline

SMAF_base

functional ability at baseline

ZBI_base

caregiver burden at baseline

NPI_base

neuropsychiatric symptoms at baseline

Benzon

benzodiazepines taking, 1=Yes and 0=No

Antiphsy

anti-psychotics taking, 1=Yes and 0=No

LivingAlone

living alone, 1=Yes and 0=No

MMSE_change_3m

cognitive ability change at 3-month from baseline

SMAF_change_3m

functional ability change at 3-month from baseline

NPI_change_3m

neuropsychiatric symptoms change at 3-month from baseline

References

Brodaty H, Woodward M, Boundy K, Ames D, Balshaw R. (2011). "Patients in Australian memory clinics: baseline characteristics and predictors of decline at six months". Int Psychogeriatr 23, 1086-1096.

Brodaty H, Connors M, Xu J, Woodward M, Ames D. (2014). "Predictors of institutionalization in dementia: a three year longitudinal study". Journal of Alzheimers Disease 40, 221-226.


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