La variabilità delle stime epidemiologiche relative al mild cognitive impairment e alle demenze

Translated title of the contribution: Variability of epidemiological measures in mild cognitive impairment and dementia

Laura Fratiglioni, Barbara Caracciolo, Katie Palmer

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Abstract

Variability in occurrence estimates is one of the basic features of the epidemiology of dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This review will cover two levels of variability that affect epidemiological research on dementia and MCI: the conceptual and the operational level. More specifically, it is highlighted how the lack of a precise definition of MCI leads to a greater variability in the occurrence estimates of this condition, when compared to dementia. Variability will decrease only when more precise criteria and aims of the concept "MCI" will be specified.

Translated title of the contributionVariability of epidemiological measures in mild cognitive impairment and dementia
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Volume41
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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