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Literacy Independent Cognitive Assessment: Assessing Mild Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults with Low Literacy Skills YongSoo Shim1, Hui Jin Ryu2, Dong Woo Lee3, Jun-Young Lee4, Jee Hyang Jeong5, Seong Hye Choi6, Seol-Heui Han2, and Seung-Ho Ryu7  Department of Neurology, Bucheon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, Republic of Korea Department of Neurology, Konkuk University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea 3 Department of Psychiatry, Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea 4 Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea 5 Department of Neurology, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea 6 Department of Neurology, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea 7 Department of Psychiatry, Konkuk University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea 1 2

ObjectiveaaComprehensive neuropsychological tests are important in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with MCI; however, most

were developed without consideration of illiteracy. We developed the Literacy Independent Cognitive Assessment (LICA) as a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment battery applicable to older adults who are either literate or illiterate. This study aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the LICA for diagnosis of MCI. MethodsaaNormal controls (n=634) and patients with MCI (n=128) were recruited from 13 centers were included in this study. Participants were divided into illiterate or literate groups, based on their performance on a brief reading and writing test. The LICA, Korean Mini-Mental State Examination (K-MMSE), and Seoul Neuropsychological Screening Battery (SNSB) were administered. ResultsaaTotal LICA scores distinguished MCI patients from controls (p

Literacy Independent Cognitive Assessment: Assessing Mild Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults with Low Literacy Skills.

Comprehensive neuropsychological tests are important in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with MCI; however, most were developed without conside...
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