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Utility of the Bender Gestalt Test for differentiation of dementia with Lewy bodies from Alzheimer's disease in patients showing mild to moderate dementia.
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2007; 23(4):258-63.DG

Abstract

AIMS

We examined the utility of the Bender Gestalt Test (BGT) for the differentiation of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) from Alzheimer's disease (AD), comparing BGT scores between DLB and AD patients showing mild to moderate dementia.

METHODS

Eighteen DLB patients, 36 AD patients controlled by age, years of education, Clinical Dementia Rating and Mini Mental State Examination scores, and 21 nondemented elderly participants controlled by age and years of education were subjected to the BGT. Their BGT performances were scored according to the Pascal-Suttell method.

RESULTS

The DLB group showed significantly higher (that is worse) BGT scores than the other groups. When a cutoff point of 98 was used to differentiate DLB from AD, the patients exceeding 98 were 94% in the DLB group, 17% in the AD group and 0% in the control group. The sensitivity and specificity of this cutoff point were 0.94 and 0.89, respectively.

CONCLUSION

The BGT is a useful neuropsychological test to differentiate DLB from AD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, Juntendo Tokyo Koto Geriatric Medical Center, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17351317

Citation

Murayama, Norio, et al. "Utility of the Bender Gestalt Test for Differentiation of Dementia With Lewy Bodies From Alzheimer's Disease in Patients Showing Mild to Moderate Dementia." Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, vol. 23, no. 4, 2007, pp. 258-63.
Murayama N, Iseki E, Yamamoto R, et al. Utility of the Bender Gestalt Test for differentiation of dementia with Lewy bodies from Alzheimer's disease in patients showing mild to moderate dementia. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2007;23(4):258-63.
Murayama, N., Iseki, E., Yamamoto, R., Kimura, M., Eto, K., & Arai, H. (2007). Utility of the Bender Gestalt Test for differentiation of dementia with Lewy bodies from Alzheimer's disease in patients showing mild to moderate dementia. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 23(4), 258-63.
Murayama N, et al. Utility of the Bender Gestalt Test for Differentiation of Dementia With Lewy Bodies From Alzheimer's Disease in Patients Showing Mild to Moderate Dementia. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2007;23(4):258-63. PubMed PMID: 17351317.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Utility of the Bender Gestalt Test for differentiation of dementia with Lewy bodies from Alzheimer's disease in patients showing mild to moderate dementia. AU - Murayama,Norio, AU - Iseki,Eizo, AU - Yamamoto,Ryoko, AU - Kimura,Michihiro, AU - Eto,Ko, AU - Arai,Heii, Y1 - 2007/03/12/ PY - 2006/10/02/accepted PY - 2007/3/14/pubmed PY - 2007/5/26/medline PY - 2007/3/14/entrez SP - 258 EP - 63 JF - Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders JO - Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord VL - 23 IS - 4 N2 - AIMS: We examined the utility of the Bender Gestalt Test (BGT) for the differentiation of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) from Alzheimer's disease (AD), comparing BGT scores between DLB and AD patients showing mild to moderate dementia. METHODS: Eighteen DLB patients, 36 AD patients controlled by age, years of education, Clinical Dementia Rating and Mini Mental State Examination scores, and 21 nondemented elderly participants controlled by age and years of education were subjected to the BGT. Their BGT performances were scored according to the Pascal-Suttell method. RESULTS: The DLB group showed significantly higher (that is worse) BGT scores than the other groups. When a cutoff point of 98 was used to differentiate DLB from AD, the patients exceeding 98 were 94% in the DLB group, 17% in the AD group and 0% in the control group. The sensitivity and specificity of this cutoff point were 0.94 and 0.89, respectively. CONCLUSION: The BGT is a useful neuropsychological test to differentiate DLB from AD. SN - 1420-8008 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17351317/Utility_of_the_Bender_Gestalt_Test_for_differentiation_of_dementia_with_Lewy_bodies_from_Alzheimer's_disease_in_patients_showing_mild_to_moderate_dementia_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000100772 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -