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Italian version and normative data of Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination III

  • Martina Pigliautile (a1), Francesca Chiesi (a2), Franca Stablum (a3), Sonia Rossetti (a4), Caterina Primi (a2), Dora Chiloiro (a4), Stefano Federici (a5) and Patrizia Mecocci (a1)...

Abstract

Objectives:

Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination III (ACE-III) is a brief cognitive screening tool to assess five cognitive domains: attention/orientation, verbal fluency, memory, language, and visuospatial abilities. This study aimed to provide normative data (for total score and subscale scores) of the Italian version of ACE-III for gender, age, and education.

Methods:

A total of 574 healthy Italian participants (mean age 68.70 ± 9.65; mean education 9.15 ± 4.04) were recruited from the community and included in the study. Linear regression analysis was performed to evaluate the effects of age, gender, and education on the ACE-III total performance score.

Results:

Age and education exerted a significant effect on total and subscale ACE-III scores, whereas gender was on attention/orientation, language, and visuospatial subscale scores. From the derived linear equation, correction grids to adjust raw scores and equivalent scores (ESs) with cut-off values were provided.

Conclusions:

The present study provided normative data, correction grids, and ESs for ACE-III in an Italian population.

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Corresponding author

Correspondence should be addressed to: Martina Pigliautile, Section of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, S. Andrea delle Fratte, 06156 Perugia, Italy. Phone: +39-075-5783564; Fax +39-075-5783878. Email: martina.pigliautile@gmail.com.

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Italian version and normative data of Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination III

  • Martina Pigliautile (a1), Francesca Chiesi (a2), Franca Stablum (a3), Sonia Rossetti (a4), Caterina Primi (a2), Dora Chiloiro (a4), Stefano Federici (a5) and Patrizia Mecocci (a1)...

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