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Table 2 Sensitivity and specificity of HVLT total learning scores to discriminate all types of dementia and probabilities of dementia (PPV) and probabilities of no dementia (NPV) at different baseline rates

From: The utility of the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test (Chinese version) for screening dementia and mild cognitive impairment in a Chinese population

All type of dementia PPV/NPV at different base rate
HVLT Cut-off Sensitivity Specificity 5% 10% 15% 20%
<10.50 1.000 0.762 0.18/1.00 0.32/1.00 0.43/1.00 0.51/1.00
<11.50 0.996 0.781 0.19/0.99 0.34/0.99 0.45/0.99 0.53/0.99
<12.50 0.996 0.841 0.25/099 0.41/0.99 0.53/0.99 0.61/0.99
<13.50 0.967 0.854 0.26/0.96 0.42/0.96 0.54/0.96 0.62/0.96
<14.50 0.963 0.901 0.34/0.96 0.52/0.96 0.63/0.96 0.71/0.96
<15.50* 0.947 0.934 0.43/0.95 0.61/0.95 0.72/0.95 0.78/0.95
<16.50 0.919 0.947 0.48/0.92 0.66/0.92 0.75/0.92 0.81/0.92
<17.50 0.898 0.947 0.47/0.90 0.65/0.90 0.75/0.90 0.81/0.90
<18.50 0.858 0.974 0.63/0.87 0.79/0.87 0.85/0.87 0.89/0.87
<19.50 0.801 0.974 0.62/0.83 0.77/0.83 0.84/0.83 0.89/0.83
<20.50 0.756 0.980 0.67/0.80 0.81/0.80 0.87/0.80 0.90/0.80
<21.50 0.691 0.980 0.65/0.76 0.79/0.76 0.86/0.76 0.90/0.76
  1. * indicate the cutoff with optical sensitivity and specificity.