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Detection of MCI in the clinic: evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of a computerised test battery, the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test and the MMSE.

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INTRODUCTION: the sensitive detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older adults is an important problem that requires objective assessment. We evaluated whether the computerised cognitive test battery, CogState, was as sensitive to MCI as two well-validated 'paper-and-pencil' tests, the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test (HVLT) and the Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE). METHODS: these tests were administered with a subjective memory questionnaire and an 'Activities of Daily Living' sc...

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10.1093/ageing/afp068

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Journal:
Age and ageing
Volume:
38
Issue:
4
Pages:
455-460
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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EISSN:
1468-2834
ISSN:
0002-0729
URN:
uuid:1489732f-7838-4f73-8f9e-0575504d03e9
Source identifiers:
140040
Local pid:
pubs:140040

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