Published online in Wiley InterScience (). DOI: /gps DemTect: a new, sensitive cognitive screening test to support. 10 Oct Request PDF on ResearchGate | DemTect: a new, sensitive cognitive screening test to support the diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment and. 9 Nov Performance of the age groups ” ” and ” 80+ ” years in DemTect subtests patients; the EASY, a non-verbal, culture-fair screening test for.

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Test analysis used standard principles of evidence-based diagnosis [ 3 ]. On the other hand, the DemTect alone would not be sufficient for the diagnosis etst MCI, because diagnosis requires psychometric evidence of both a mild memory impairment which DemTect can provide and intact general cognitive functions for example, naming, visual construction, attention, which DemTect does not provide. On the basis of the Demtet data, age-dependant transformation algorithms for the DemTect subtests were defined, and an education correction was provided for the total transformed score.

Community involvement, trust, and health-related outcomes among older adults in India: DemTect may also be useful in screening for early or mild cases of other memory disorders, although validation studies would need to be done.

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Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Ddmtect DemTect includes five short, easy to administer tasks that are sensitive for diagnosing dementia word list; delayed recall of word list; number transcoding; semantic word fluency task; digit span reverse.


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Thank you for submitting a comment on this article. SIR—The DemTect Scale is a brief screening test for dementia comprising five short subtests word list repetition, number transcoding, semantic word fluency task, backward digit span, delayed word list recall. Of patients assessed Table 158 were diagnosed with dementia similar prevalence recorded in previous cohorts from demect clinic [ 4 ]. Others multiple sclerosis, progressive supranuclear palsy, alcohol-related dementia, post-radiation dementia.

To design a new, highly sensitive psychometric screening to identify patients with mild cognitive impairment MCI and patients with dementia in the early stages of the disease.


Generate a file for use with external citation management software. You must accept the terms and conditions. Testing was done before other scales Mini-Mental State Examination [ACE], Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination [ACE] were used, and DemTect scores were not available prior to other clinical and neuropsychological assessments, thus avoiding review or incorporation bias [ 2 ].

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. Mayo Clin Proc ; DemTect scores ranged from 0 to 18 median 7, mode 6 and 7.

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. Methodologic standards to rate their performance.

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DemTect, a brief screening test for dementia, was quick and easy to use with high patient acceptability. All patients had minimum 6-month follow-up range 6—18 months to corroborate diagnosis.

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.

Add comment Close comment form modal. DemTect was easy to administer; no patient failed to complete the test.

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DemTect showed good sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value for the diagnosis of dementia at the specified cutoff. Please review our privacy policy.

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