Cognitive screening in geriatric rehabilitation

Robert A. Ruchinskas, Kimberly J. Curyto

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Abstract

Objective: To aid rehabilitation psychologists' selection of brief measures of cognition for use in geriatric rehabilitation. Design: Literature review of neuropsychological screening measures that have been used and researched in geriatric rehabilitation, along with some newer instruments that have potential efficacy. Conclusions: All of the cognitive screening measures reviewed have varying degrees of strength and weakness in a geriatric rehabilitation setting. Thus, choosing the appropriate instrument often hinges on both pragmatic (e.g., administration time, nature of the referral, availability of population-specific norms) and psychometric concerns. Although tests are valuable tools, the lack of available research for many tests must be corrected before the practicing clinician can feel comfortable using them as integral aspects of geriatric rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-22
Number of pages9
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2003

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Geriatrics
Rehabilitation
Psychometrics
Cognition
Referral and Consultation
Psychology
Research
Population

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Cognitive screening in geriatric rehabilitation. / Ruchinskas, Robert A.; Curyto, Kimberly J.

In: Rehabilitation Psychology, Vol. 48, No. 1, 02.2003, p. 14-22.

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Ruchinskas, Robert A. ; Curyto, Kimberly J. / Cognitive screening in geriatric rehabilitation. In: Rehabilitation Psychology. 2003 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 14-22.
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