Journal article

Unsupervised assessment of cognition in the Healthy Brain Project: Implications for web-based registries of individuals at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Stephanie Perin, Rachel F Buckley, Matthew P Pase, Nawaf Yassi, Alexandra Lavale, Peter H Wilson, Adrian Schembri, Paul Maruff, Yen Ying Lim

Alzheimers Dement (N Y) | Published : 2020

Abstract

Introduction: Web-based platforms are used increasingly to assess cognitive function in unsupervised settings. The utility of cognitive data arising from unsupervised assessments remains unclear. We examined the acceptability, usability, and validity of unsupervised cognitive testing in middle-aged adults enrolled in the Healthy Brain Project. Methods: A total of 1594 participants completed unsupervised assessments of the Cogstate Brief Battery. Acceptability was defined by the amount of missing data, and usability by examining error of test performance and the time taken to read task instructions and complete tests (learnability). Results: Overall, we observed high acceptability (98% comple..

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