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Improving screening accuracy for dementia in a community sample by augmenting cognitive testing with informant report

MacKinnon, Andrew; Khalilian, Alireza; Jorm, Anthony F; Korten, Ailsa; Christensen, Helen; Mulligan, Reinhild


This study sought to determine whether the augmentation of cognitive testing with an informant report questionnaire could improve accuracy in screening for dementia in a community setting. The sample consisted of 646 subjects aged 70-93 years. Cognitive state was assessed using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). Informants completed the 16-item short form of the Informant Questionnaire for Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE). Dementia was diagnosed according to DSM-III-R criteria....[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1016/S0895-4356(03)00009-X


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