Journal article

Determining Appropriate Screening Tools and Cut-Points for Cognitive Impairment in an Elderly Chinese Sample

David Mellor, Matthew Lewis, Marita McCabe, Linda Byrne, Tao Wang, Jinghua Wang, Minjue Zhu, Yan Cheng, Cece Yang, Shuhui Dong, Shifu Xiao

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2016

Abstract

The establishment of normative data and screening cut-points for cognitive tasks is important to ensure the effective and timely detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). These need to be culturally relevant and account for known factors that impact on cognition such as age, education, and gender. In this study, 1,068 elderly Chinese residents of Shanghai completed a comprehensive series of cognitive tasks as part of a community screening study with 1027 meeting criteria for analysis, age M(SD) = 72.54 (8.40). MCI was detected in 267 individuals, AD in 50, and 710 had normal cognition. Receiver Operator Characteristic curve analysis indicated that the Mini-Me..

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Grants

Awarded by National Pillar Program of China Ministry of Science and Technology


Awarded by National Key Clinical Disciplines at Shanghai Mental Health Center (Office of Medical Affairs, China Ministry of Health, OMAMH)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Pillar Program of China Ministry of Science and Technology (project number: 2009BAI77B03) and The National Key Clinical Disciplines at Shanghai Mental Health Center (Office of Medical Affairs, China Ministry of Health, 2011-873; OMAMH, 2011-873).