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2024 Feb 18

Clin Neuropsychol


Does the presence of chronic pain affect scores on cognitive screening tests/brief cognitive measures for dementia? A systematic review and meta-analysis.


Fradera A, McLaren J, Gadon L, Cullen B, Evans J


Cognitive screening tests can identify potential dementia by indicating a concerning level of cognitive impairment. The older populations for whom this is most relevant are more likely to experience chronic pain, which also impairs cognitive function, but pain’s impact on cognitive screening tests specifically remains unknown.