Clock-Drawing

Clock-Drawing

A test that requires the patient, given a pen and a circle about 6 inches across on a piece of paper, to write numbers and draw hands of a clock to show "10 past 11;" notes multiple cognitive and motor functions rather than assessing specific dimensions (for example, memory), and allows some broad screening.
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Following, clock-drawing test [sup][4] was used to assess executive function (EF) and working memory (WM).
The challenge of time: clock-drawing and cognitive function in the elderly.
In addition, the ACE-R contains a clock-drawing task, a 3-word recall task, an abstract reasoning task (Similarities) and a trail-making task (Mioshi, et al.
Executive functions were evaluated by the stroop test, digit span test, clock-drawing test and the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) additionally to the first evaluation.
The women took three cognitive exams - the mini-mental statement examination to evaluate the global cognitive status, a clock-drawing test to determine the women's executive functions (planning, problem-solving, verbal reasoning) and the Boston Abbreviated Test to assess the women's memory.
As stated by Shulman (2000), the clock-drawing test meets clear criteria for a cognitive screening tool.
The clock-drawing task engages inhibitory control and memory, while the confrontational naming task requires the recall of vocabulary and semantic knowledge.
This is a simple and validated way to test for impaired cognition or dementia using a three-item recall test and a clock-drawing test.
Furthermore, although the clock-drawing test, visuospatial copying tasks, and trail making test B might not have absolute utility in identifying those at risk of driving impairment, measures of attention and visuospatial skills have been found to correlate with on-road driving performance.
The clock-drawing test was developed nearly 10 years ago by Washington State University neurologist Soo Borson, MD, as a means of screening patients who may have had a language barrier with their healthcare providers.
The Mini-Cog screen consists of 2 simple components that evaluate executive function: a clock-drawing test and word recall.
Solomon said there are a number of validated cognition screening tools that can be used by practitioners, including the Mini-Mental State Examination, verbal fluency test, and clock-drawing test.