Journal article

Development of a Brief Screen to Detect Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: The QuickSort

Amie M Foran, Jane L Mathias, Stephen C Bowden

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sorting tests detect cognitive decline in older adults who have a neurodegenerative disorder, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Although equally effective at detecting impairment as other cognitive screens (e.g. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)), sorting tests are not commonly used in this context. This study examines the QuickSort, which is a new brief sorting test that is designed to screen older adults for cognitive impairment. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: General community and inpatients, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Older (≥60 years) community-dwelling adults (n = 187) and inpatients referred for neuropsychological assessment (n = 78). A normative ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The study was partly funded by an Allied Health Grant from the Royal Adelaide Hospital. A. M. Foran is in receipt of an Australian Government Research Training Stipend.