Clinical samples are commonly used to attempt to infer factors that are etiologically important in Alzheimer's disease.
Use of clinical samples for these purposes is valid if and only if detection of Alzheimer's disease is unbiased with respect to the factors being studied.
The issue of how education influences detection of Alzheimer's disease is controversial.
The purpose of the present investigation was to shed light on the role of education in the detection of symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
To do so, we examined the association of education with age of symptom onset, severity of disease at diagnosis, and time from symptom onset until diagnosis in a large clinical sample of Alzheimer's disease patients from throughout California.
Mots-clés Pascal : Démence Alzheimer, Indice gravité, Niveau étude, Diagnostic, Temps établissement, Système nerveux pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative, Age, Epidémiologie, Statut socioéconomique, Homme, Système nerveux central pathologie, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Biais
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alzheimer disease, Severity score, Study level, Diagnosis, Onset time, Nervous system diseases, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease, Age, Epidemiology, Socioeconomic status, Human, California, United States, North America, America, Bias
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