The high content validity of the CFD test set results from the close orientation of the current diagnosis guidelines for the selection of the cognitive dimensions, particularly those that are listed in the DSM-5 on neurocognitive disorders. Clinically proven research paradigms were used to assess these cognitive functions. The paradigms were evaluated in terms of publication frequency, faithfulness to concept, experience of use with dementia patient groups, validity and reliability.
The construct validity was examined based on the CFD norm sample 50+ using the structural equation model. It was possible to confirm that the individual cognitive subdimensions in the CFD test set correlate to an extent that is in accordance with the theory.
Regarding the criterion validity, different person and patient groups are examined with the CFD test set and other tests in line with a multicentric, prospective study. The analysis of the data shows that the tests of the CFD test set can differentiate reliably between dementia patients or persons with suspected dementia and parallelized, healthy persons.