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Category Fluency in Mild Cognitive Impairment Reduced Effect of Practice in Test-Retest Conditions

Category Fluency in Mild Cognitive Impairment Reduced Effect of Practice in Test-Retest Conditions ORIGINAL ARTICLE Category Fluency in Mild Cognitive Impairment Reduced Effect of Practice in Test-Retest Conditions D. B. Cooper, PhD,*† L. H. Lacritz, PhD,‡ M. F. Weiner, MD,‡§ R. N. Rosenberg, MD,§ and C. M. Cullum, PhD‡§ Accordingly, repeated administrations of some common psy- Abstract: Verbal fluency tests are commonly used in neurocogni- chometric tests may occur within a relatively brief time period, tive and mental status examinations in patients with suspected demen- potentially resulting in artificially inflated scores as a function tia. Inflation of test scores as a result of practice effects may yield of prior exposure to a task. For example, practice effects have false-negative results in test-retest and multidisciplinary settings, par- been reported among patients with AD on the Mini-Mental ticularly among patients with mild cognitive deficits. To address this State Examination, suggesting that caution should be used in issue, animal naming was administered twice within a 1-week period interpreting small changes in Mini-Mental State Examination to a group of individuals referred for suspected dementia who were scores, especially over short intervals. ultimately diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI; amnestic form), probable Alzheimer disease (AD), or no dementia.A2×3 Verbal fluency measures, such as category fluency, have repeated-measures http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders Wolters Kluwer Health

Category Fluency in Mild Cognitive Impairment Reduced Effect of Practice in Test-Retest Conditions

Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders , Volume 18 (3) – Jul 1, 2004

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Copyright © 2004 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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0893-0341
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1546-4156
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10.1097/01.wad.0000127442.15689.92
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Category Fluency in Mild Cognitive Impairment Reduced Effect of Practice in Test-Retest Conditions D. B. Cooper, PhD,*† L. H. Lacritz, PhD,‡ M. F. Weiner, MD,‡§ R. N. Rosenberg, MD,§ and C. M. Cullum, PhD‡§ Accordingly, repeated administrations of some common psy- Abstract: Verbal fluency tests are commonly used in neurocogni- chometric tests may occur within a relatively brief time period, tive and mental status examinations in patients with suspected demen- potentially resulting in artificially inflated scores as a function tia. Inflation of test scores as a result of practice effects may yield of prior exposure to a task. For example, practice effects have false-negative results in test-retest and multidisciplinary settings, par- been reported among patients with AD on the Mini-Mental ticularly among patients with mild cognitive deficits. To address this State Examination, suggesting that caution should be used in issue, animal naming was administered twice within a 1-week period interpreting small changes in Mini-Mental State Examination to a group of individuals referred for suspected dementia who were scores, especially over short intervals. ultimately diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI; amnestic form), probable Alzheimer disease (AD), or no dementia.A2×3 Verbal fluency measures, such as category fluency, have repeated-measures

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Alzheimer Disease & Associated DisordersWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jul 1, 2004

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