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Title: Computerized cognitive screen (CoCoSc) : a self-administered computerized test for screening for cognitive impairment in community social centers
Authors: Wong, A
Fong, CH 
Mok, VCT
Leung, KT
Tong, RKY
Keywords: Cognitive function
Mass screening
Mild cognitive impairment
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: IOS Press
Source: Journal of alzheimer's disease, 2017, v. 59, no. 4, p. 1299-1306 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of alzheimer's disease 
Abstract: Background: Computerized cognitive tests may serve as a preliminary, low-cost method to identify individuals with suspected cognitive impairment in the community. Objective: To develop a self-administered computerized test, namely the "Computerized Cognitive Screen (CoCoSc), Hong Kong version", for screening of individuals with cognitive impairment (CI) in community settings. Methods: The CoCoSc is a 15-min computerized cognitive screen covering memory, executive functions, orientation, attention and working memory, and prospective memory administered on a touchscreen computer. Individuals with CI and cognitively normal controls were administered the CoCoSc and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). Validity of the CoCoSc was assessed based on the relationship with the MoCA using Pearson correlation. Receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) was used to examine the ability of the CoCoSc to differentiate CI from controls. Results: Fifty-nine individuals with CI and 101 controls were recruited. Seventy-five (46.9%) participants had <= 6 years of education. Performance on the CoCoSc differed between normal and CI groups in both low and high education subgroups. Total scores of the CoCoSc and MoCA were significantly correlated (r = 0.71, p < 0.001). The area under ROC was 0.78, p < 0.001 for the CoCoSc total score in differentiating the CI group from the cognitively normal group. A cut-off of <= 30 on the CoCoSc was associated with a sensitivity of 0.78 and specificity of 0.69. The CoCoSc was well accepted by attendees of community social centers. Conclusion: The CoCoSc is a promising computerized cognitive screen for self-administration in community social centers. It is feasible for testing individuals with high or low education levels.
ISSN: 1387-2877
EISSN: 1875-8908
DOI: 10.3233/JAD-170196
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