Methodological issues in screening for dementia: The problem of education adjustment

Steven J. Kittner, Lon R. White, Mary E. Farmer, Michael Wolz, Edith Kaplan, Elisabeth Moes, Jacob A. Brody, Manning Feinleib

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The methodological problems of developing efficient and unbiased screening methods for population-based studies of dementia have received scant attention. The potential advantages of education-adjusted screening methods are discussed. The implications for adjustment techniques of a negative correlation of educational attainment with age are emphasized. Two education adjustment methods, a stratified regression method and a nonparametric method, which take the age-education correlation into account are described, compared, and illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-170
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chronic Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology


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