IS THE CAMBRIDGE COGNITIVE TEST (CAMCOG) A USEFUL TOOL TO PREDICT THE PATHOLOGICAL STATUS OF CEREBROSPINAL FLUID IN PATIENTS. Screening Test s. Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). 12 (52). Cambridge Cognitive Examination (CAMCOG). 8 (35). Middlesex Elderly Assessment of. A leading global provider of cognitive assessment software for use in: • Academic Research – Promoting products for use in Academic Research since

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The other aspect is the raters’ tendency to alter their approach with time, in such a way as to improve the way they ask the questions and relate to the respondents, in case the application of an instrument takes a long time However, education and social class are highly correlated variables and when the association with education is examined without adjusting for social class, attention and praxis are also found to be significantly related to education.

The data was typed and analyzed using SPSS The stability of the instrument with time did not vary between males and rest and or with or without dementia.

Caution must therefore be taken when using the CAMCOG or any other cognitive test as a screening test for dementia, using camog single, predetermined cutpoint. Received 16 December Discreet differences were noticed in the ICC values for the subscale items after sex, age, and schooling stratification. As for the evaluation of the interrater reliability, two raters applied the test and both of them wrote down the answers separately.

In general, the combination of brevity and breadth of the CAMCOG, along with its distributional properties, makes it an attractive neuropsychological test for use in the community or the clinic. The data suggest that the studied phenomenon – cognition – was kept stable during the period of time in which it was studied. The internal consistency of the set of items of the test was high: Evaluation of a 10 question mental test of the institutionalized elderly.


This finding can be partially explained by the fact that the punctuation of the items which constitute the subscale depends on the raters’ interpretation. J Intern Neuropsychol Soc ; J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol ; Among the brief neuropsychological batteries mentioned in the literature, the Cambridge Cognitive Examination CAMCOG has the advantage of offering a summary measurement of the global cognitive function, allowing changes at cutoff score according to age and schooling 3,4.

Manos PJ, Wu R. When a subject answers one item correctly, it is expected that he or she would also be able to answer other items related to it correctly as well, because split cognition into cognitive domains is more didactical than anatomical, since the brain operates in a network where one area is intimately connected with the other Clinical and neuropsychological assessment of Alzheimer’ disease.

Reliability of the Brazilian version of the Cambridge Cognitive Examination Revised CAMCOG-R

However, we suggest reapplying this study in different operational settings to learn about the stability of tset instrument in other circumstances. A few general methodological aspects deserve comments when examining the reliability of a rating process, principally of the interrater type.

The ten point clock test: The stability of the instrument among those with mild, moderate and severe dementia was 0. It was administered to a population sample camclg elderly people aged 77 and above in their place of residence.

J Psychiatr Res ; In the test-retest study, analyses were made after sample stratification by sex, age, schooling, and the presence of dementia.

The ICC tes was excellent for the set of items of the test and for the items of the subscales; it varied from “moderate” 0. How to cite this article.


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The intraclass coefficient for the set of items and for the subscales varied from 0. One aspect has to do with the raters who, aware of the evaluation process in course, tend to proceed more rigorously than in everyday circumstances, which may provide for an overestimation of the reliability results. Age Ageing ; O alfa de Cronbach para o conjunto dos itens do teste foi alta 0, The raters were not allowed to discuss their doubts, which were answered later by the coordinator of the survey.

The patient’ schooling was defined as completed years of school in the formal educational system as informed by the subject failed school years were not taken into consideration.

In the interrater reliability study, the minimum age of the subjects was 65 years; for this reason, it was not possible to test the items of the remote memory subscale suggested for subjects who were born after In all these analyses, the results were adjusted for the effects of the other socio-demographic variables using analysis of variance.

On the appointment day, the selected subjects were invited to participate in the study.

The lack of a specific biological marker for the diagnosis of dementia in the clinical practice amplifies the vitality of this evaluation 2. For the interpretation of values, the criteria proposed by Landis and Kock 22 were taken into consideration: In the test-retest reliability study, Ongoing additional criteria validity studies should complete the measurement equivalence of the Brazilian version of the test.