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Title: Diagnostic performance of the chinese frontal assessment battery in early cognitive impairment in an asian population
Authors: Chong, M.S.
Lim, W.S.
Chan, S.P.
Feng, L. 
Niti, M. 
Yap, P.
Yeo, D.
Ng, T.-P. 
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease
Early diagnosis
Mild cognitive impairment
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Citation: Chong, M.S., Lim, W.S., Chan, S.P., Feng, L., Niti, M., Yap, P., Yeo, D., Ng, T.-P. (2011-01). Diagnostic performance of the chinese frontal assessment battery in early cognitive impairment in an asian population. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 30 (6) : 525-532. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background: The Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) has been shown to be useful in evaluating frontal dysfunction. There is a paucity of studies validating cutoffs in the early cognitive impairment. We aim to validate the Chinese FAB in Asian subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early dementia. Methods: Eighty subjects with MCI and mild dementia and 100 cognitively healthy community subjects were studied. ROC analysis was done to determine the Chinese FAB's optimal cutoff scores for age- and education-adjusted subgroups. Results: Chinese FAB scores were significantly lower in early cognitive impairment compared with cognitively normal controls. The optimal cutoff score was 12/13 (sensitivity 92%, specificity 78.7%). A similar cutoff score was obtained following age-adjustment and for subjects with
Source Title: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
ISSN: 14208008
DOI: 10.1159/000321665
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