The Uniform Data Set (UDS): Clinical and cognitive variables and descriptive data from Alzheimer disease centers

John C. Morris, Sandra Weintraub, Helena C. Chui, Jeffrey Cummings, Charles DeCarli, Steven Ferris, Norman L. Foster, Douglas Galasko, Neill Graff-Radford, Elaine R. Peskind, Duane Beekly, Erin M. Ramos, Walter A. Kukull

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Abstract

A Clinical Task Force, composed of clinical leaders from Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADC), was convened by the National Institute on Aging to develop a uniform set of assessment procedures to characterize individuals with mild Alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment in comparison with nondemented aging. The resulting Uniform Data Set (UDS) defines a common set of clinical observations to be collected longitudinally on ADC participants in accordance with standard methods. The UDS was implemented at all ADCs on September 1, 2005. Data obtained with the UDS are submitted to the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center and represent a unique and valuable source of data to support and stimulate collaborative research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-216
Number of pages7
JournalAlzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Alzheimer disease
  • Data set
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Nondemented aging
  • Standard assessment protocols

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Morris, J. C., Weintraub, S., Chui, H. C., Cummings, J., DeCarli, C., Ferris, S., Foster, N. L., Galasko, D., Graff-Radford, N., Peskind, E. R., Beekly, D., Ramos, E. M., & Kukull, W. A. (2006). The Uniform Data Set (UDS): Clinical and cognitive variables and descriptive data from Alzheimer disease centers. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 20(4), 210-216. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.wad.0000213865.09806.92