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The use of batteries without memory tasks – or without memory tasks evaluating retention over time – has a greater likelihood of failure in identifying cases of amnestic MCI single domain where memory deficits are not accompanied by other cognitive impairments. The groups did not differ in terms of age Table 1 or gender distribution The latter two findings are not in accordance with the findings of other studies, which highlight age and gender female as two of the most important risk factors for developing AD The demographic profile of the patients is shown in table 1.

However, sensitivity and specificity significantly decreased when brief battery was tested to discriminate only normal and MCI diagnosis.

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Discussion Normal individuals had more years of education in comparison to the other groups, a result previously identified in other studies 6. The agreement between full 801a1 brief batteries had a kappa of 0.

One hundred and thirty-one elderly patients 37 controls, 41 MCI and 53 possible or probable AD were consecutively referred for neuropsychological evaluation in a private clinic. Prevalence of dementia in Latin America: Gender distribution did not differ across groups. This work, or any and all derivative works created therefrom now or in the future, may be used and released only under the terms of the license s or other compatible license as indicated by the Creative Commons or GFDL; whichever one is given below this notice.

The AUC was 0. Development and validation of a geriatric depression screening scale: A meta-analysis of the use of cholinesterase inhibitors in mild cognitive impairment for delaying progression to Alzheimer’s disease.


We also assessed the combination of the tests used to compose the brief battery.

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Because most measures did not have a normal distribution, comparisons were performed using the Kruskal-Wallis test, and contrasts were performed using the Mann-Whitney with the post-hoc Bonferroni test.

Working memory in early Alzheimer’s disease: Please do not copy this image illegally by ignoring the terms of the license sas it has not been released to the public domain. Combining cognitive screening tests for the evaluation of mild cognitive impairment in the elderly.

The studies conducted by both Paula et al. Services on Demand Journal.

The results for all patients were blindly coded and evaluated a second time with a subset of the tests 80111a in the full battery. For this reason, we developed a brief battery that used an episodic mic task allowing us to assess immediate and delayed recall.

Moreover, despite the good statistical agreement between both batteries, its use should be restricted to the aforementioned conditions. Measurement functional activities in older adults in the community. Additionally, positive mic negative predictive values were Agreement rates between the full comprehensive and brief batteries were calculated with the kappa statistics with quadratic weighting by considering three categorical diagnoses dementia, MCI, and normal.

All of the other measures of the brief battery i. Most of the studies on MCI have considered only amnestic subtypes, including both single and multiple domains The AD group comprised 53 individuals, whereas the MCI and control groups comprised 41 and 37 individuals, respectively.

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After clinical data were collected present complaints, collateral reports, premorbid history, family history, medicationall individuals underwent a comprehensive evaluation that included the following test battery: Screening for mild cognitive impairment: Daily activities were investigated with Pfeffer Functional Activities Questionnaire Diagnoses were made by consensus by a trained, board-certified neuropsychologist GC and a board-certified psychiatrist PMconsidering DSM-IV criteria, neuroimaging MRIclinical data and the neuropsychological results from the full battery.


Rate of progression of mild cognitive impairment to dementia – meta-analysis of 41 robust inception cohort studies. The need for consensus on a diagnostic battery for MCI motivated the current study.

Mcci following tests complied with these criteria: We also performed a post-hoc 811a of the tests used 80111a compose the brief battery.

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We aimed to develop a brief neuropsychological battery lasting up to 30 minutes to discriminate among normal aging, MCI and dementia. Our dementia group could be heterogeneous regarding the severity of the cognitive deficit because we used categorical diagnoses but not severity scales.

That study demonstrated the importance of evaluating cognition in elderly populations using batteries with good construction and valid criteria. The results are summarized in table 1. Is it possible to identify individuals with mild cognitive impairment 8011x Alzheimer’s disease using a minute neuropsychological battery? Mild cognitive impairment – beyond controversies, towards a consensus: In this step, the clinicians only considered neuropsychological results.

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The results of performance on the brief battery were used to make a categorical diagnosis of “normal”, “MCI”, or “dementia” based on the judgment of the authors who determined categorical diagnoses. These analyses used ROC curves to establish the sensitivity and specificity of the brief battery in discriminating i normal individuals from a group of demented and MCI patients i.

We found it to be important even though it does not help to 88011a normal individuals from those with MCI. It should also be considered that early treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors may benefit MCI individuals 4.