Journal article

Performance of the Achutha Menon Centre Diabetes Risk Score in Identifying Prevalent Diabetes in Tamil Nadu, India

Anu Mary Oommen, Vinod Joseph Abraham, Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, V Jacob Jose, Kuryan George

Diabetes and Metabolism Journal | KOREAN DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Achutha Menon Centre Diabetes Risk Score (AMCDRS), which was developed in rural Kerala State, South India, had not previously been externally validated. We examined the performance of the AMCDRS in urban and rural areas in the district of Vellore in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and compared it with other diabetes risk scores developed from India. METHODS: We used the data from 4,896 participants (30 to 64 years) of a cross-sectional study conducted in Vellore (2010 to 2012), to calculate the AMCDRS scores using age, family history, and waist circumference. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive values (NPV), and the area un..

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Awarded by Indian Council of Medical Research


Awarded by ASCEND Program - Fogarty International Centre of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA


Awarded by FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER


Funding Acknowledgements

The cross-sectional survey in Vellore was funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (grant no. 50/3/TF/DV/06-NCD-II).The authors thank Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan from the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, for his valuable advice and suggestions. Sathish was supported by the ASCEND Program, funded by the Fogarty International Centre of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA (Award Number: D43TW008332). We also thank the ENCORE (Excellence in NonCoOmmunicable disease REsearch) program funded by the International Research and Research Training Fund (IRRTF), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, for enabling this collaborative work.