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Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2016 Mar;31(2):165-75. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acv107. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

Comparison of the Psychometric Properties of the "Word" and "Picture" Versions of the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test in a Spanish-Speaking Cohort of Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitively Healthy Controls.

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1
Neurology and Neurosurgery Department, Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Santiago 8380456, Chile Neurology Department, Clínica Santa Maria, Santiago 8420485, Chile carodede@gmail.com.
2
Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Unit. Neurology Department Hospital del Salvador Santiago 7500922 Chile.
3
Mutual de Seguridad, Santiago, Chile.
4
Neurology and Neurosurgery Department, Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Santiago 8380456, Chile Neurology Department, Clínica Santa Maria, Santiago 8420485, Chile.
5
Program of Pathophysiology ICBM and east Neuroscience Department Faculty of Medicine University of Chile Santiago 7500922 Chile.
6
Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Unit. Neurology Department Hospital del Salvador Santiago 7500922 Chile Program of Pathophysiology ICBM and east Neuroscience Department Faculty of Medicine University of Chile Santiago 7500922 Chile FONDAP Geroscience Center for Brain Health and Metabolism Santiago 7500922 Chile Centro de Investigación Avanzada en Educación, Universidad de Chile, Santiago 8330014 Chile Neurology Department, Clinica Alemana Santiago 7650568 Chile.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the psychometric properties of the "Word" and "Picture" versions of the Spanish FCSRT across the same sample of mild Alzheimer disease (AD) patients and controls. Mild AD patients (N = 50, 27 CDR = 0.5; 23 CDR = 1) and controls (N = 42, CDR = 0) were assessed with an extensive clinical and neuropsychological evaluation. Psychometric characteristics for both versions of the FCSRT were compared. Free recall (FR) and total recall (TR) across both versions of the FCSRT showed areas under the curve >0.9 and did not significantly differ between them. The scores of both versions were well correlated, although the scores for the Picture version were greater than those for the Word version, particularly for the TR scores of the mild AD group. Both versions of the FCSRT showed an appropriate accuracy to distinguish mild AD patients and controls. Visual cues were easier to recall than verbal cues, especially in the memory impaired patients.

KEYWORDS:

Alzheimer's disease; Cues; Memory disorders; Neuropsychological tests; Psychometrics; ROC curve

PMID:
26758367
DOI:
10.1093/arclin/acv107
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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