Properties of the telephone interview for cognitive status

Application in epidemiological and longitudinal studies

Brenda L. Plassman, Tiffany T. Newman, Kathleen A. Welsh, Michael Helms, John C.S. Breitner

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We evaluated the utility of telephone screening for dementia in epidemiologic research by comparing performance on the modified Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (TICS-m) with results from in-person neuropsychological measures in 67 elderly males. Longitudinal performance on the TICS-m was also evaluated over an average of 15 months in the same subjects. After comprehensive clinical evaluation, subjects were assigned to one of three diagnostic groups: normal, demented, or "mild-ambiguous" cognitive syndrome. As expected, the normal group scored highest on the TICS-m, followed in turn by the mild-ambiguous and demented groups. Among various neuropsychological measures, the Mini-Mental State Examination correlated most strongly with the TICS-m. The scores on the first and second administration of the TICS-m were significantly correlated for both the normal and demented groups. The normal and mild-ambiguous groups showed slight improvement on the second administration of the TICS-m, but the demented group showed a slight decline in their scores. Thus, the TICS-m is able to detect dementia and decline in cognitive function over time, and therefore appears useful for population studies as an economical alternative to standard in-person screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-241
Number of pages7
JournalNeuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology
Volume7
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Longitudinal Studies
Dementia
Epidemiologic Studies
Interviews
Telephone
Cognition
Research
Population

Keywords

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cognitive status
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Telephone interview

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neurology
  • Psychology(all)

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Properties of the telephone interview for cognitive status : Application in epidemiological and longitudinal studies. / Plassman, Brenda L.; Newman, Tiffany T.; Welsh, Kathleen A.; Helms, Michael; Breitner, John C.S.

In: Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1994, p. 235-241.

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