Utility of the neurobehavioral cognitive status examination (cognistat) with geriatric mental health outpatients

Herb Ames, William A. Hendrickse, Rajbir S. Bakshi, James P. Lepage, Carmen Keefe

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Abstract

Cognitive examination of older adults is important due to the risk for age-related cognitive disorders. Demand for efficient tools has resulted in multiscale measures such as the Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination (NCSE). Advantages of the NCSE include high sensitivity, test tolerability, a relatively detailed memory assessment, and inclusion of multiple ability areas. We explored the utility of the NCSE in identifying cognitive impairment and/or dementia. Geropsychiatric outpatients completed the NCSE as part of a comprehensive evaluation. The NCSE proved effective at discriminating the presence or absence of any cognitive disorder. However, the NCSE showed limited clinical utility in identifying etiologies of dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-210
Number of pages13
JournalClinical Gerontologist
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

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Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Dementia
  • Geriatric
  • Screening
  • Testing, neuropsychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)

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Utility of the neurobehavioral cognitive status examination (cognistat) with geriatric mental health outpatients. / Ames, Herb; Hendrickse, William A.; Bakshi, Rajbir S.; Lepage, James P.; Keefe, Carmen.

In: Clinical Gerontologist, Vol. 32, No. 2, 04.2009, p. 198-210.

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