Diagnostic test accuracy of cognitive screeners in older people


  • Alex Wojtowicz MBBCh,

  • Andrew J Larner MD, PhD


Age is a key risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia, although cognitive complaints may also occur in younger people. Here, the authors re-analyse data from several pragmatic diagnostic test accuracy studies examining various short cognitive screening instruments (CSIs) in a secondary-care, neurology-led, cognitive disorders clinic and establish whether any CSI tests are more favourable in the older age group.