Research and Funding

Instruments to Detect Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

AB Cognitive Screen

Abbreviation: 
ABCS
Administration Method: 
Notes: 
Verbal instructions, paper and pencil (305)
Administration Time: 
Notes: 
3-5 min (137, 126)
Level of Expertise to Administer: 
Measures Change Over Time: 
No
Target Age Range: 
85+
Notes: 
Participants were included if they were age 55 years or older and were able to communicate verbally in English. Mean age 76 (305); Mean age 78 (137).
Education Level Required to Understand Test:
Special Population Samples: 
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References

Reference Number Title Citation PMID DOI
137 Do the ABCS 135 short cognitive screen and its subtests discriminate between normal cognition, mild cognitive impairment and dementia? Standish TI, Molloy DW, Cunje A, Lewis DL Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007 Mar;22(3):189-94. 16977680 10.1002/gps.1659
126 A review of screening tests for cognitive impairment. Cullen B, O'Neill B, Evans JJ, Coen RF, Lawlor BA J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2007 Aug;78(8):790-9. Epub 2006 Dec 18. 17178826 10.1136/jnnp.2006.095414