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

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 July 2018

Martina Pigliautile*
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Section of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Perugia, Italy
Francesca Chiesi
Affiliation:
Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Drug, and Child's Health (NEUROFARBA), Section of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy
Franca Stablum
Affiliation:
Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy
Sonia Rossetti
Affiliation:
Unit of Clinical Psychology, Azienda Sanitaria Locale, Taranto, Italy
Caterina Primi
Affiliation:
Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Drug, and Child's Health (NEUROFARBA), Section of Psychology, University of Florence, Italy
Dora Chiloiro
Affiliation:
Unit of Clinical Psychology, Azienda Sanitaria Locale, Taranto, Italy
Stefano Federici
Affiliation:
Department of Philosophy, Social & Human Sciences and Education, University of Perugia, Italy
Patrizia Mecocci
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Section of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Perugia, Italy
*
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.

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.

Type
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Copyright
Copyright © International Psychogeriatric Association 2018 

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