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Table 4 Frequencies for all reasons identified for conducting neuropsychological assessments (% agreement)

From: Characterising Australian memory clinics: current practice and service needs informing national service guidelines

  Overall (n = 97)
Diagnostic uncertainty / differential diagnosis 91.8
Complex or unusual symptom pattern 85.6
Functional decline despite ‘normal’ scores on gross screening tools 82.5
Pronounced language difficulties (e.g., suspected primary progressive aphasia) 81.4
Expected young onset dementia 80.4
Need to understand cognitive profile to inform treatment and management 80.4
Pronounced behavioural changes (e.g., suspected behavioural frontotemporal dementia) 79.4
Capacity for decision making (e.g., financial, treatment, care plan, placement etc.) 72.2
Subtle cognitive changes (e.g., subjective memory complaint or mild cognitive impairment) 70.1
Rapid decline 45.4
New onset psychiatric disorder (e.g. late-onset depression, psychosis) 34.0
Substance induced 26.8
Every Memory Clinic client 11.3
Other 6.2