Blessed test

Blessed test

A short test which assesses a person’s activities of daily living and memory/concentration/orientation, which is used to stage Alzheimer’s disease patients. It has a high test-retest reliability and correlates well with the stages of disease.
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The mean age of the residents was 85 years; the mean body mass index was 24 kg/[m.sup.2]; 79% were women; 86% were white and 14% African American; 7% had a history of single hip replacement and 16% a history of hip fracture; and the mean cognitive score was 21.5 on the Short Blessed Test, indicating a very impaired population, he said.