Reliability of remote National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center Uniform Data Set data. Alzheimer's & dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Smith, V., Younes, K., Poston, K. L., Mormino, E. C., Young, C. B. 2023; 15 (4): e12498


The National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC) Uniform Data Set (UDS) neuropsychological battery is being used to track cognition in participants across the country, but it is unknown if scores obtained through remote administration can be combined with data obtained in person.The remote UDS battery includes the blind version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), Number Span, Semantic and Phonemic Fluency, and Craft Story. For these tests, we assessed intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) between in-person and remote scores in 3838 participants with both in-person and remote UDS assessments, and we compared annual score changes between modalities in a subset that had two remote assessments.All tests exhibited moderate to good reliability between modalities (ICCs = 0.590-0.787). Annual score changes were also comparable between modalities except for Craft Story Immediate Recall, Semantic Fluency, and Phonemic Fluency.Our findings generally support combining remote and in-person scores for the majority of UDS tests.

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