Review: Some screening tests for dementia in older persons are accurate and practical for use in primary care

November 2007
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p76
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study to show accuracy and practicality of some screening tests for dementia in older persons when used in primary care. It mentions selection of the subject and the study. 29 studies comprising 42 assessments of 25 screening instruments met the selection criteria. Individual studies were assessed on several criteria such as sample size. It concludes that the screening tests for dementia in older persons vary in the diagnostic accuracy and time for administering them.


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