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Table 2 Frequency of Informant-Reported Cognitive Symptoms for aMCI and CN Groups

From: Informant-reported cognitive symptoms that predict amnestic mild cognitive impairment

Item χ 2 p-value Yes - aMCI Yes - CN
Does the patient have memory loss? 25.99 < .0001 46/47 27/51
If so, is their memory worse than a few years ago? 6.30 .01 33/47 23/51
Does the patient repeat questions or statements or stories in the same day? 37.60 < .0001 33/47 5/51
Have you had to take over tracking events or appointments, or does the patient forget appointments? 21.77 < .0001 30/47 9/51
Does the patient misplace items more than once a month, or does the patient misplace objects so that he/she cannot find them? 11.95 .005 33/47 18/51
Does the patient suspect others of moving, hiding, or stealing items when he/she cannot find them? 3.53 .06 7/47 2/51
Does the patient frequently have trouble knowing the day, date, month, year, and time; or does the patient reference a newspaper or calendar for the date more than once a day? 17.79 < .0001 18/47 2/51
Does the patient become disoriented in unfamiliar places? 17.78 < .0001 24/47 6/51
Does the patient become more confused when travelling outside the home? 9.87 .0017 21/47 8/51
Excluding physical limitations, does the patient have trouble handling money (tips, calculating change)? 5.72 .02* 5/47 0/51
Excluding physical limitations, does the patient have trouble paying bills or doing finances; or are family members taking over because of concerns about ability? 19.91 < .0001 21/47 3/51
Does the patient have trouble remembering to take medications or tracking medications taken? 16.76 < .0001 19/47 3/51
Is the patient having difficulty driving; or are you concerned about the patient's driving; or has the patient stopped driving for reasons other than physical limitations? 0.50 .48 11/47 9/51
Is the patient having trouble using appliances? 4.31 .05* 6/47 1/51
Excluding physical limitations, is the patient having difficulty in completing home repair or housekeeping tasks? 9.16 .003 10/47 1/51
Is the patient getting lost in familiar surroundings? 4.31 .04 6/47 1/51
Does the patient have a decreased sense of direction? 19.99 < .0001 24/47 5/51
Does the patient have trouble finding words other than names? 6.81 .009 24/47 13/51
Does the patient confuse names of family members or friends? 15.94 < .0001 20/47 4/51
Does the patient have difficulty recognizing people familiar to him/her? 6.94 .009 6/47 0/51
  1. * Fisher's exact test p-value was used due to expected cell counts less than 5