The discriminant validity of Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT) in subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment (multiple domain) and Alzheimer’s disease dementia (ADD; mild stage) in Greek older adults

Marianna Tsatali*, Konstantina Avdikou, Moses Gialaouzidis, Despoina Minopoulou, Anna Emmanouel, Eleni Kouroundi, Magda Tsolaki

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Aim: The goal of this study was to determine the discriminant potential of the Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT) in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment multiple domain (mdMCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia (ADD; mild subtype) as compared to older adults with Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD). Materials and methods: We administered RCFT in 608 older adults, dividing them in three groups (217 individuals with SCD; 304 mdMCI population; 106 people with mild ADD, aged 50–90years; M = 66.9, SD = 8.4) and a mean education of 10.20 (SD 4.3) years. Results: RCFT subtests have excellent discriminant validity, mainly between people with SCD and those with mild ADD. However, its discriminant validity in detecting older adults with SCD among mdMCI population is still questionable. Discussion: The use of RFCT in discriminating older adults with SCD from those with mild ADD both in research as well as in clinical practice is highly recommended.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Neuropsychology:Adult
Early online date2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2022
Externally publishedYes

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