What are the characteristics of ideal cognitive impairment screening tools?

Updated: Dec 02, 2020
  • Author: Claudia L Reardon, MD; more...
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Several tools are available for cognitive screening in the physician’s office. These tests ideally would have the following characteristics: [1]

  • Short administration time

  • Appropriate sensitivity and specificity for different patient demographics (including sex, age, education level, race, and ethnicity)

  • Appropriate sensitivity and specificity for different cognitive disorders

  • Screening of various neuropsychological abilities


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