J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2016 Oct;20(2):80-86. 10.0000/jkgp.2016.20.2.80.

Clinical Usefulness of Korean Version of Older Adult Behavior Checklist in Screening for Diverse Psychopathology of Cognitive Impairment

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Sanggye Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. haiminju@hanmail.net
  • 2Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.


This study aimed to investigate the differences of results of Older Adult Behavior Checklist (OABCL) in subjects with dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and normal group.
The data was composed of 42 patients with MCI, 71 patients with dementia, and 111 randomly collected participants who were recruited for standardization of Korean version of Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment Older Adult Forms. Medical records, results of OABCL, neuropsychological tests, activities of daily living scale, and clinical dementia rating scale of the subjects were retrospectively analyzed to find significant factors in distinguishing the groups.
In dementia group, almost of the empirically base problem scales and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-oriented scales showed significantly higher scores than MCI or normal groups. MCI group also showed higher scores in several empirically base problem and DSM-oriented scales than normal group. Also, functional impairment, memory/cognition, thought problems, irritable/disinhibited scales of empirically base problem and depressive, dementia, psychotic problems DSM-oriented scales significantly predict in distinguishing the three groups.
The results implicated that OABCL is not only useful in assessing cognition decline but also in investigating psychological and behavioral problems of older adults.


Dementia; Mild congnitive impairment; Older Adult Behavior Checklist; Neuropsychological test
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