Age and education-matched cut-off scores for the revised German/Swiss-German version of ECAS

Markus Loose, Christian Burkhardt, Helena Aho-özhan, Jürgen Keller, Susanne Abdulla, Sarah Böhm, Katja Kollewe, Ingo Uttner, Sharon Abrahams, Susanne Petri, Markus Weber, Albert C. Ludolph, Dorothée Lulé

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Abstract

The Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS) has been developed to assess cognition and behaviour in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Cognitive impairments of ALS-specific and ALS-non-specific functions can be determined using cut-off scores based on performance of healthy subjects. However, detailed analyses show that older healthy subjects perform worse than younger ones, whereas highly-educated individuals perform better than those with lower education levels. As a consequence, this study presents new age and education matched cut-off scores for the revised German/Swiss-German version of the ECAS based on the performance of 86 healthy subjects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
JournalAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Early online date30 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • ECAS
  • cut-off
  • cognition
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • validation
  • German
  • stratified
  • executive

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