These include the Mini-Cog
(TM), the Memory Impairment Screen (MIS), and the General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG).
The fastest cognitive screening test is the Mini-Cog
, which consists of clock drawing plus a three-word recall.
Each participant also completed the Mini-Cog
instrument as a control.
The Emory University team has developed a brief three-minute cognitive screening test, called the Mini-Cog
(MC), with a Functional Activities Questionnaire (FAQ) - administered to a family member or friend - could accurately identify individuals with 'mild cognitive impairment' (MCI) - often the earliest stage of AD and undiagnosed dementia.
Data analysis found the MOST to be more reliable over time and more accurate in identifying cognitively impaired patients than either the Folstein Mini Mental State Exam or the Mini-Cog
, the two tests most frequently used by doctors in their offices to test for memory loss.
For the trial, dementia screening was performed by medical assistants who had been specially trained in administering and interpreting the Mini-Cog
test, developed by Dr.
also was not influenced by education levels, language, or culture, and minimal training was needed to administer the test.
In a new study the Mini-Cog
outperformed physicians' judgment based on a comparison with patient records.
Borson's group, simple screening tools like the Mini-Cog
appear to help the most by identifying patients with mild dementia that physicians often miss.
The researchers identified the General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG), Mini-Cog
, and Memory Impairment Screen (MIS) were most suitable for routine screening.
Try the Memory Impairment Screen, the Mini-Cog
, and the General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition tests.
In a new study, the Mini-Cog
screening test outperformed physicians' judgment based on a comparison with patient records.