Correlates of delayed referral for the diagnosis of dementia in an outpatient population

Giovanni Gambassi, Antonio Sgadari, Roberto Bernabei, Caterina Cattel, Pierugo Carbonin, G Zuccalà

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Abstract

Early diagnosis of dementia is critical, but there is usually a time lag between onset of symptoms and referral for neuropsychological testing and dementia diagnosis. We aimed to identify factors correlated with this delayed referral.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)M98-M98-102
JournalJOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES A-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
Volume55
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Brain Ischemia
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)
  • Dementia
  • Dementia, Multi-Infarct
  • Family
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Sex Factors
  • Time Factors

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