Journal article

A novel digital clock drawing test as a screening tool for perioperative neurocognitive disorders: A feasibility study

Richard A Buckley, Kelly J Atkins, Erika Fortunato, Brendan Silbert, David A Scott, Lisbeth Evered

Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We developed a digital clock drawing test (dCDT), an adaptation of the original pen and paper clock test, that may be advantageous over previous dCDTs in the perioperative environment. We trialed our dCDT on a tablet device in the preoperative period to determine the feasibility of administration in this setting. To assess the clinical utility of this test, we examined the relationship between the performance on the test and compared derived digital clock measures with the 4 A's Test (4AT), a delirium and cognition screening tool. METHODS: We recruited a sample of 102 adults aged 65 years and over presenting for elective surgery in a single tertiary hospital. Participants complet..

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