Cognitive Screening Instruments

A Practical Approach

Editors: Larner, Andrew (Ed.)

  • Widely applicable text for clinicians involved in patient diagnosis and management
  • Details of commonly used and easily available cognitive screening instruments, their application, and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Allows readers to access data regarding feasibility of test use in their own practice setting
  • Clear tabular and graphical display of data
  • Summaries and recommendations regarding the diagnostic use of particular cognitive screening instruments, which informs and guides readers in their own practice
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About this book

Cognitive Screening Instruments: A Practical Approach provides a practical and structured overview of some of the most commonly used and easily available cognitive screening instruments applicable in the outpatient clinic and bedside setting. Dementia and cognitive disorders are now recognised as an increasing public health problem, both in terms of patient numbers and cost, as populations age throughout the world. Despite this, many patients with dementia never receive a formal diagnosis, with implications for their appropriate care and management. Diagnostic tests which identify cases of dementia therefore have an important role.

Expert authors from around the world equip the reader of Cognitive Screening Instruments: A Practical Approach with clear instructions on the usage of each screening instrument, its strengths and weaknesses, the time required for administration, and rules on scoring, such as how to correct for variations in the patient’s age or education, and suggested cut-off scores.

Cognitive Screening Instruments: A Practical Approach is a handy, illustrated guide and a valuable diagnostic aid for practitioners working closely with patients with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. This volume will be of use both to clinicians and to professionals in disciplines allied to medicine who are called upon to assess patients with possible cognitive disorders, including neurologists, old age psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, primary care physicians, dementia support workers, and members of memory assessment teams.

About the authors

AJ Larner is a consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This overview of select cognitive screening instruments presents the information in a user-friendly fashion to enable application in clinical practice. … Providers at all levels of training … and in various settings who have a need to assess the cognitive concerns of patients in a time-efficient manner will likely find this work useful. Primary care providers, neurologists, and psychiatrists and psychologists … may benefit from this information. … useful for someone hoping to learn about certain measures and wanting to integrate available tools in practice.” (Kathryn M. Mirra, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2013)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to Cognitive Screening Instruments: Rationale, Desiderata, and Assessment of Utility

    Larner, Andrew J.

    Pages 1-14

  • The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE): An Update on Its Diagnostic Validity for Cognitive Disorders

    Mitchell, Alex J.

    Pages 15-46

  • MMSE Variants and Subscores

    Davies, R. Rhys (et al.)

    Pages 47-60

  • Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE) and Its Revision (ACE-R)

    Davies, R. Rhys (et al.)

    Pages 61-77

  • Clock Drawing Test

    Mainland, Brian J. (et al.)

    Pages 79-109

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2452-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Screening Instruments
Book Subtitle
A Practical Approach
Editors
  • Andrew Larner
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2452-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2452-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 247
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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