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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

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S231014

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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 richards@se13.qmul.ac.uk

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

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