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Screening ability of subjective memory complaints, informant-reports for cognitive decline, and their combination in memory clinic setting

Title
Screening ability of subjective memory complaints, informant-reports for cognitive decline, and their combination in memory clinic setting
Authors
Yim S.J.Yi D.Byun M.S.Choe Y.M.Choi H.J.Baek H.Sohn B.K.Kim J.W.Kim E.-J.Lee D.Y.
Ewha Authors
김의정
SCOPUS Author ID
김의정scopus
Issue Date
2017
Journal Title
Psychiatry Investigation
ISSN
1738-3684JCR Link
Citation
vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 640 - 646
Keywords
Cognitive disorderElderlyInformant-reportMemoryScreeningSubjective complaints
Publisher
Korean Neuropsychiatric Association
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Objective This study aimed to compare the accuracy of subjective memory complaints, informant-reports for cognitive declines, and their combination for screening cognitive disorders in memory clinic setting. Methods One-hundred thirtytwo cognitively normal (CN), 136 mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and 546 dementia who visited the memory clinic in the Seoul National University Hospital underwent standardized clinical evaluation and comprehensive neuropsychological assessment. The Subjective Memory Complaints Questionnaire (SMCQ) and the Seoul Informant Report Questionnaire for Dementia (SIRQD) were used to assess subjective memory complaints and informant-reports for cognitive declines, respectively. Results Both SMCQ and SIRQD showed significant screening ability for MCI, dementia, and overall cognitive disorder (CDall: MCI plus dementia) (screening accuracy: 60.1–94.6%). The combination of SMCQ and SIRQD (SMCQ+SIRQD) was found to have significantly better screening accuracy compared to SMCQ alone for any cognitive disorders. SMCQ+SIRQD also significantly improved screening accuracy of SIRQD alone for MCI and CDall, but not for dementia. Conclusion Our findings suggest that the combined information of both subjective memory complaints and informant-reports for cognitive declines can improve MCI screening by each individual information, while such combination appears not better than informant-reports in regard of dementia screening. © 2017 Korean Neuropsychiatric Association.
DOI
10.4306/pi.2017.14.5.640
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