Self-rated and informant-rated everyday function in comparison to objective markers of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative

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It is recognized that individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) already demonstrate difficulty in aspects of daily functioning, which predicts disease progression. This study examined the relationship between self- versus informant-report of functional ability, and how those reports relate to objective disease measures across the disease spectrum (i.e. cognitively normal, MCI, Alzheimer's disease). A total of 1080 subjects with self- and/or informant-rated Everyday Cognition questionnaires were included. Objective measures included cognitive functioning, structural brain atrophy, cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities, and a marker of amyloid deposition using positron emission tomography with [18F]AV45 (florbetapir). Overall, informant-report was consistently more associated with objective markers of disease than self-report although self-reported functional status may still have some utility in early disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1918
Pages (from-to)1080-1089
Number of pages10
JournalAlzheimer's and Dementia
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015


  • ADNI
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Biomarkers
  • Daily functioning
  • Dementia
  • Everyday function
  • Informant-report
  • Instrumental activities of daily living
  • Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
  • Self-report

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Health Policy
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Epidemiology


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