Mini-Cog for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease dementia and other dementias within a secondary care setting

To determine the diagnostic accuracy of the Mini-Cog for detecting Alzheimer's disease dementia and related dementias in a secondary care setting.

To investigate the heterogeneity of test accuracy in the included studies and potential sources of heterogeneity. These potential sources of heterogeneity will include the baseline prevalence of dementia in study samples, thresholds used to determine positive test results, the type of dementia (Alzheimer's disease dementia or all causes of dementia), and aspects of study design related to study quality.

We will also identify gaps in the evidence where further research is required.

This is a protocol.