Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies in Dementia

A Pragmatic Approach

  • A.J. Larner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 143-146

About this book


This book explains the key steps in planning and executing diagnostic test accuracy studies in dementia, with clear explanations of difficulties and pitfalls, and with jargon clearly explained. The emphasis is on pragmatic diagnostic test accuracy studies which can be integrated into day-to-day clinical practice. The book is based on the author’s experience over more than 10 years, which has resulted in the publication of many diagnostic test accuracy studies.  

The text is structured as for a research publication on a diagnostic test accuracy study (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion), with a final chapter on Future Prospects. Each of the chapters is devoted to a practical and structured overview of each of these steps in performing and writing up such a study.   

Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies in Dementia: A Pragmatic Approach is aimed at any clinician with an interest in dementia disorders: old age psychiatrists, geriatricians, neurologists, neuropsychologists and primary care physicians, as well as other professions allied to medicine. The book is also of interest to any clinician/researcher with an interest in diagnostic test accuracy studies.


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Authors and affiliations

  • A.J. Larner
    • 1
  1. 1.Walton Centre for Neurology and NeurosurgeryCognitive Function ClinicLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16696-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16697-1
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