Table 3

Recognition of cognitive impairment
Abnormal cognitive test results Statistic p value Significant post-hoc differences*
0 1 2
n = 55 n = 68 n = 77
Subjective memory complaints yes/no 67% 73% 65% χ2(2, N = 200) = 1.45 0.48 -
Subjective memory complaints QoL-AD 48% 55% 59% χ2(2, N = 200) = 1.74 0.42 -
Cognitive impairment recognised by informant QoL-AD 24% 39% 77% χ2(2, N = 141) = 29.05 <0.001 b
Cognitive impairment recognised by staff physician 9% 12% 44% χ2(2, N = 200) = 29.84 <0.001 b, c
Cognitive impairment recognised by staff nurse 15% 12% 64% χ2(2, N = 200) = 55.44 <0.001 b, c

Recognition of cognitive impairment.

* Significant differences (p < 0.05) after Bonferroni correction:

a = between 0 vs 1 abnormal cognitive test.

b = between 0 vs 2 abnormal cognitive tests.

c = between 1 vs 2 abnormal cognitive tests.

QoL-AD = Quality of life in Alzheimer’s disease.

Torisson et al.

Torisson et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:47   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-47

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