Diagnostic accuracy of the cognitive state test in the detection of dementia among Iranian older adults

Lotfi, M.S. and Tagharrobi, Z. and Sharifi, Kh. and Abolhasani, J. (2015) Diagnostic accuracy of the cognitive state test in the detection of dementia among Iranian older adults. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 8 (6). pp. 293-299.

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Dementia screening tests need to have acceptable sensitivity and specificity. The current study aimed to determine the cutoff point of the Persian Cognitive State Test (P-COST) and test its diagnostic accuracy. The study was conducted using the known-groups method. A purposive sample of 50 patients with dementia and 150 older adults without dementia was recruited in Kashan, Iran. The reference standard included clinical interviewing and findings of a computerized tomography scan. The P-COST was the in­dex test. Mean P-COST scores of the two groups differed significantly (p < 0.001). The P-COST is a sensitive and precise test for assessing cognitive state and thus can be used for dementia screening and monitor­ing of older adults� health. © SLACK Incorporated.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: aged; Cognition Disorders; comparative study; dementia; female; geriatric assessment; human; Iran; male; middle aged; neuropsychological test; procedures; reproducibility; sensitivity and specificity; validation study; very elderly, Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Cognition Disorders; Dementia; Female; Geriatric Assessment; Humans; Iran; Male; Middle Aged; Neuropsychological Tests; Reproducibility of Results; Sensitivity and Specificity
Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Management & Health
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 13:47
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 13:33
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/303

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