Word and Picture Version of the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (FCSRT): Is There Any Difference?

Andrea Arighi, Tiziana Carandini, Matteo Mercurio, Giovanni Carpani, Anna Margherita Pietroboni, Giorgio Fumagalli, Laura Ghezzi, Paola Basilico, Alberto Calvi, Marta Scarioni, Milena De Riz, Chiara Fenoglio, Elisa Scola, Fabio Triulzi, Daniela Galimberti, Elio Scarpini

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The Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (FCSRT) is the most commonly used neuropsychological test to evaluate episodic memory. Two variants of FCSRT exist, using the recall of words (FCSRT-w) or pictures (FCSRT-p). Fourteen patients with mild cognitive impairment underwent neuropsychological evaluation and brain magnetic resonance. We found differences in FCSRT-w and FCSRT-p variants scores. FCSRT-p was correlated with atrophy in areas involved in visual stimuli processing while FCSRT-w was correlated to hippocampal atrophy. Our study suggests that FCSRT-w and FCSRT-p scores are not equivalent, but a larger cohort of patients is needed to validate these results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-52
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Atrophy
  • dementia
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • memory
  • neuropsychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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