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The Prueba Cognitiva de Leganés is a valid screening tool for diagnosing dementia in people with low educational level

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Q Is the “Prueba Cognitiva de Leganés” a valid screening tool for cognitive impairment in elderly people with low educational level?

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Prospective cohort study (population based validation study).

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Leganés, Spain; data collection 1999–2000.

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375 people over 70 years old (mean age 79 years, 51% male) with low educational levels (9% illiterate, 26% with no formal education, 38% with incomplete primary education, and 38% with at least primary school education). Exclusions: visual or auditory impairment, non-completion of the neuropsychological tests, not living in the community.

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Prueba Cognitiva de Leganés (PCL). The PCL has 32 items testing orientation and memory with a …

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