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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Br J Psychiatry ; The praxis subscale demonstrated the smallest stability in tst Table 4. The Br-CAMCOG-R has obtained a high level of stability with time, agreement among raters, and optimum internal consistency; it can be useful for epidemiological studies and in specialized clinics to evaluate cognitive functions in elders.

It has incorporated a few screening instruments for testt disturbances widely used in epidemiological research, such as the Mini-Mental State Examination MMSE 6and 8 of the xamcog items of the Hodgkinson Abbreviated Mental Test 7. The stability of the total score of the instrument in time was adequate, even after the stratification by sex, age, schooling, and the presence of dementia; the difference in the ICC scores for the test’ set of items and for most subscales was discreet, suggesting the instrument maintains its stability in time even in subjects with cognition impairment.

There was no expressive range in the stability of the instrument for sex, age, schooling, or for the presence of dementia. The ICC score was excellent for the set of items of the test and for the items of the subscales; it varied from “moderate” 0.

The testing took place in a reserved room, well lit, with little external noise, and with no visible calendars or clocks. There was no significant range in the stability of the instrument in sex, age, schooling, or the presence of dementia.


Criterion-referenced validity of a neuropsychological test battery: Int J Psychiatry Med ; Arch Clin Neuropsychol ; Each subject submitted to the test sat on a chair at a table used as a surface upon which to tesg or draw, and in case he or she wore eyeglasses, was asked to wear them.

Caution must therefore be taken when using the CAMCOG or any other cognitive test as a screening test for dementia, using a single, predetermined cutpoint.

Cambridge University Press, Results from the European Harmonization Project for instruments in dementia. Camcof Ageing ; The diagnosis of dementia was given by the geriatrician who assisted the subject based on DSM-IV criteria.

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

The other aspect is the raters’ tendency to alter their approach with time, in such a way as to improve tewt way they ask the questions and relate to the respondents, in case the application of an instrument takes a long time The stability of the instrument among those with mild, moderate and severe dementia was 0. The raters were not allowed to discuss their damcog, which were answered later by the coordinator of the survey.

Received 16 December 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 The overall mean in the retest was discreetly higher than in the test, which showed a possible learning effect, already noticed in similar studies with different cognitive instruments As for the evaluation of the interrater reliability, two raters applied the test and both of them wrote down the answers separately.

Evaluation of a 10 question mental test of the institutionalized elderly.

The inclusion criteria were: The complexity of the instrument demands training for the raters and the copyright is reserved trst the Cambridge University Press. J Psychiatr Res ; The data suggest that the studied phenomenon – cognition – was kept stable during the period of time in which it was studied.


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. 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. Validation of a short cognitive tool for the screening of dementia in elderly people with low educational level.

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All subjects underwent a comprehensive geriatric assessment consisting of a functional and a cognitive evaluation, as well xamcog of an interview with an informant.

Discreet differences were noticed in the ICC values for the subscale items after sex, age, and schooling stratification. Heinik J, Solomesh I. The high reliability of the test-retest found in the present study suggests that the instrument has an excellent level of stability with time, for both the set of items in the test and for the majority of the items in the subscales.

In the retest, the mean time was In Brazil, the only study found by the authors which validates instruments from this country’ perspective was the one written by Bottino et al.