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We report a pilot investigation into the utility of screening tools in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). The Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised (ACE-R), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and the novel Computer-Administered Neuropsychological Screen for Mild Cognitive Impairment (CANS-MCI) were administered to 20 elderly controls and 15 MCI cases. Non-parametric Mann-Whitney U-tests showed significant differences between groups (p < .0001) on the CANS-MCI and MoCA. The ACE-R and MoCA total scores showed high sensitivity (90%) to MCI. Area under the curve was consistently significant in discriminating controls and MCI for memory scores across all screening instruments. A useful profile of quantitative and qualitative information pertaining to cognitive functioning in MCI can be obtained with the MoCA, ACE-R, and CANS-MCI.

Original publication

DOI

10.1080/13554794.2011.608365

Type

Journal article

Journal

Neurocase

Publication Date

2012

Volume

18

Pages

336 - 351

Keywords

Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Area Under Curve, Cognitive Dysfunction, Cohort Studies, Educational Status, Female, Humans, Male, Memory, Mental Recall, Neuropsychological Tests, Pilot Projects, ROC Curve, Reproducibility of Results