Absence of a relationship between subjective memory complaint and objective memory impairment in mild cognitive impairment (MCI): is it time to abandon subjective memory complaint as an MCI diagnostic criterion
International Psychogeriatrics, 07/16/2012
Lenehan ME et al. – The results of the present study suggest that a diagnostic criterion of subjective memory complaint reduces the accuracy of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) diagnosis, resulting in an elevated rate of false positive and false negative diagnoses. The results of this study in conjunction with recent research indicate that a criterion of subjective memory complaint should be discarded from emerging diagnostic criteria for MCI.