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Development of a Standardized Approach to Disclosing Amyloid Imaging Research Results in Mild Cognitive Impairment

The authors developed and evaluated informational materials for use in pre-test counseling and post-test disclosures of amyloid imaging research results. The tools were tested with people who have mild cognitive impairment and their families. Results suggest that basic information about positron emission tomography (PET) amyloid imaging is comprehended and is generally perceived as satisfactory. The study also notes there is a clear need for those disclosing such results to be flexible and responsive to patient and family member preferences for information.

Lingler JH, Butters MA, Gentry AL, et al. Development of a standardized approach to disclosing amyloid imaging research results in mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 2016;52(1):17-24. doi: 10.3233/JAD-150985. Erratum: Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 2017;56(3):1213.

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