Screening tests, beyond the total test scores
What is it about?
This is a review of those screening tests for mild cognitive impairment and dementia that may benefit from a qualitative approach (analysis of respondents´answers, type of errors, etc.), that is, going beyond the total test scores. This may add significant information about the underlying cognitive processes and facilitate subsequent diagnosis of MCI and dementia.
Why is it important?
We review main cognitive tasks included in most widely used screening tests for MCI and dementia and provide hints on how to modify the scoring and interpretation of these tasks from a more qualitative, process-oriented approach, regardless of the concrete test you use for screening. This may help to understand how different people may have the same score in a test for very different reasons.
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