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  • A. J. Larner
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Abstract

This chapter examines the methods used in the cognitive function clinic, in particular the methodology used to assess the diagnostic accuracy of clinical signs and cognitive and non-cognitive screening instruments to assist in the diagnosis of dementia. The relevance of pragmatic diagnostic test accuracy studies, compared to experimental or proof of concept studies, as a better reflection of the idiom of clinical practice, is emphasized.

Keywords

Dementia Diagnosis Diagnostic test accuracy studies Diagnostic criteria 

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  1. 1.Cognitive Function ClinicWalton Centre for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLiverpoolUK

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