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Cognitive change checklist: psychometric characteristics in community-dwelling older adults.
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PMID:  23032479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To extend the psychometric study of the Cognitive Change Checklist (3CL) by examining the reliability, factor structure, and external correlates of 3CL informant and self-report ratings in community-dwelling adults. We also conducted receiver operating characteristic analyses examining rating scores from this normative sample with those of clinical samples.
DESIGN: Scale reliability and validity study.
SETTING: Community sites.
PARTICIPANTS: Six hundred seventy-nine older adults.
RESULTS: The pattern of scale relationships within and across versions, and the failure to find associations with age and education, were consistent with findings in clinic samples reported previously. Factor analysis replicated the four-factor structure of the informant ratings. All informant version scales significantly discriminated amnestic mild cognitive impairment cases and patients with mild dementia from normals.
CONCLUSION: These findings provide support for the use of the checklist as a clinical tool to facilitate identification of cases of mild cognitive impairment and early dementia.
John A Schinka; Diane C Robinson; Whitney L Mills; Lisa M Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1545-7214     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Geriatr Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-27     Completed Date:  2013-05-06     Revised Date:  2013-12-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9309609     Medline TA:  Am J Geriatr Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1070-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Middle Aged
Mild Cognitive Impairment / diagnosis*
Neuropsychological Tests*
Psychometrics / methods*
ROC Curve
Reproducibility of Results
Residence Characteristics
Grant Support
1P50AG025711/AG/NIA NIH HHS; P50 AG025711/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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