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The International Shopping List Test in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials

October 19, 2017

Objective cognitive impairment typical of Alzheimer’s disease can be established using episodic memory tests, and word list learning tests are a type of episodic memory test commonly used. The Cogstate International Shopping List Test (ISLT) is a word list learning test that has several advantages for sensitively measuring episodic memory in global clinical trials, including standardization of administration, cultural appropriateness, ease of translation and ecological validity. The ISLT is used in many global studies of early Alzheimer’s disease and amyloid-related cognitive decline, and has been validated in 77 different languages across 49 countries. In this video, Prof Paul Maruff provides an overview of the ISLT, particularly as a screening measure in AD research.