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Sign In or Create an Account. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The DemTect was designed for this purpose. DemTect is a useful screening test for dementia.

Please review our privacy policy. Your comment will be reviewed and published at the journal’s discretion. The DemTect helps in deciding whether cognitive performance is adequate for age pointsor whether MCI points or dementia 8 points or below should be suspected.

Essentials of the proper diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and major subtypes of dementia.


Copyright by the Evidence-Based Mental Health. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. On the basis of the CG data, age-dependant transformation algorithms for the DemTect subtests were defined, and an education correction was provided for the total transformed score.

DemTect may also be useful in screening for early demtecct mild cases of other memory disorders, although validation studies would need to be done.


Int J Geriatr Psychiatry ; Age and Ageing to introduce a new category of paper: Citing articles via Web of Science DemTect effective in screening for mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia.

DemTect scores ranged from 0 to 18 median 7, mode 6 and 7. Five tasks were included in the DemTect: Clinicians are increasingly recognising the importance of detecting the presence of mild cognitive impairment MCI in their patients, as MCI is associated with a five to tenfold increased risk of developing dementia compared with cognitively healthy individuals.

It is easy to administer and accepted well by participants. Add to My Bibliography.

Test analysis used standard principles of evidence-based diagnosis [ 3 ]. J Psychiatric Res ; Register a new account? Diagnostic ddmtect, as measured by the ROC curve, was good, although the LRs, measures of diagnostic gain, were small. Log in using your username gest password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts. DemTect, a brief screening test for dementia, was quick and easy to use with high patient acceptability. To measure the utility of DemTect in screening for dementia in day-to-day clinical practice, a prospective study of consecutive new referrals in a Cognitive Function Clinic was undertaken over a 1-year period.

The use of an electronic health record system reduces errors in the National Hip Fracture Database. The DemTect is short minuteseasy to administer, and its transformed total score maximum 18 is independent of age and education. Mayo Clin Proc ; Likelihood ratios LRs were small, although negative LR was close to the threshold 0.

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Br J Psychiatry ; Three centres in the UK; timeframe not stated. All patients had minimum 6-month follow-up range 6—18 months to corroborate diagnosis. Search for this keyword. Log in via OpenAthens.

Since it is quick, it requires little specific training to administer, and incorporates clear recommendations for patient management which may make it preferable to the MMSEit may also prove applicable in the primary care setting. Community involvement, trust, and health-related outcomes among older adults in India: More info You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. Methodologic standards to rate their performance. You have entered an invalid code.

For the DemTect to be used clinically, the actual test materials and the scoring and transforming rules not provided in the article will have to be published.