Back to Journals » Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment » Volume 15

Comparative Diagnostic Accuracy Of ACE-III And MoCA For Detecting Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Letter To The Editor [Letter]

Authors Richards E, Knowles O

Received 14 September 2019

Accepted for publication 17 September 2019

Published 30 September 2019 Volume 2019:15 Pages 2833—2834


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Roger Pinder

Ellen Richards, Olivia Knowles

Department of Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK

Correspondence: Ellen Richards
Department of Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
Email [email protected]

We read with interest the article by Wang et al, looking into the reliability and diagnostic accuracy of Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination III (ACE-III), translated into Chinese, when looking at patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The authors recruited 120 patients with MCI, and 136 healthy controls, and showed a positive correlation between ACE-III results and other common cognitive assessment methods (Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)). They also showed ACE-III to have higher diagnostic accuracy in detecting MCI when compared with the MMSE.1 We would like to thank the authors for highlighting the success of the Chinese version of ACE-III in diagnosing MCI and would like to offer some comments regarding their study.

View the original paper by Wang and colleagues

Creative Commons License This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4.2 and 5 of our Terms.

Download Article [PDF]  View Full Text [HTML][Machine readable]