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Sonia Maria Dozzi Brucki ; Claudia Sellitto Porto ; Milton de Arruda Martins ; Ricardo Nitrini ;Dementia & Neuropsychologia 2012, 6 1

Autor: Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto

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Dementia & Neuropsychologia ISSN: 1980-5764 demneuropsy@uol.com.br Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento Brasil Ferrari Jacinto, Alessandro; Dozzi Brucki, Sonia Maria; Sellitto Porto, Claudia; de Arruda Martins, Milton; Nitrini, Ricardo Screening of cognitive impairment by general internists using two simple instruments Dementia & Neuropsychologia, vol.
6, núm.
1, enero-marzo, 2012, pp.
42-47 Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=339529036006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Dement Neuropsychol 2012 March;6(1):42-47 Original Article Screening of cognitive impairment by general internists using two simple instruments Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto1, Sonia Maria Dozzi Brucki1, Claudia Sellitto Porto2, Milton de Arruda Martins3, Ricardo Nitrini1 ABSTRACT.
General internists (GIs) tend to overlook cognitive impairment in the elderly.
Lack of time to diagnose and- or poor knowledge on how to use screening instruments may be the reasons for this shortcoming.
Objectives: To verify the efficacy of simple instruments in the screening of cognitive impairment in elders.
Methods: In a previous study, 248 patients aged ≥65 that had been assisted by GIs within outpatient services of a public university hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, were evaluated.
The Mini-Mental State Examination and-or the Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (short-IQCODE) were employed to classify patients into probable cognitively impaired cases or otherwise.
Other tests and questionnaires were also applied, but were not used to perform this classification.
After full assessment and consensus meetings, cases were classified into d...





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