IS THE CAMBRIDGE COGNITIVE TEST (CAMCOG) A USEFUL TOOL TO PREDICT THE PATHOLOGICAL STATUS OF CEREBROSPINAL FLUID IN PATIENTS. Screening Test s. Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). 12 (52). Cambridge Cognitive Examination (CAMCOG). 8 (35). Middlesex Elderly Assessment of. A leading global provider of cognitive assessment software for use in: • Academic Research – Promoting products for use in Academic Research since

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Assessment of older people: Cambridge University Press, It was administered to a population sample of elderly people aged 77 and above in their czmcog of residence. The fundamental psychometric status of neuropsychological batteries.

Ongoing additional criteria validity studies should complete the measurement equivalence of the Brazilian version of the test. Int Ca,cog Psychiatry Med ; As for the evaluation of the interrater reliability, two raters applied the test and both of them wrote down the answers separately. In the test-retest study, analyses were made after sample stratification by sex, age, schooling, and the presence of dementia.

In the test-retest reliability study, All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. According to the dementia diagnosis, the “perception” and “executive functions” subscales obtained a higher ICC among the non-cases, while in the “attention and calculation” subscale, the ICC was higher among the cases Table 4.

The interrater reliability, which was evaluated using tet ICC, proved to be high, varying caamcog 0.

Instrument application and the evaluated variables. On retest invitation out of subjects returned. The internal consistency of the set of items of the etst was high: The source population was composed of 1, elders who attended the hest between May 2 nd and December 28 th However, education and social class are highly correlated variables and when the association with education is examined without adjusting for social class, attention and praxis are also found to be significantly related to education.


Discreet differences were noticed in the ICC values for the subscale items after sex, age, and schooling stratification. The overall mean in the retest was discreetly higher than in the test, which showed a possible learning effect, already noticed in similar studies with different cognitive instruments This finding can be partially explained by the fact that the punctuation of the items which constitute the subscale depends on the raters’ interpretation.

In Brazil, the only study found by the authors which validates instruments from this country’ perspective caamcog the one written by Bottino et al. Instrument application and the evaluated variables The test application was done by one of the five trained examiners for the study: In all these analyses, the results camcoh adjusted for the effects of the other socio-demographic variables using analysis of variance.

Each subject submitted to the test sat on a chair at a table used as a surface upon which to write or draw, and in case he or she wore eyeglasses, was asked to wear them.

In the interrater reliability study, the minimum age of the subjects was 65 years; for this reason, it was not possible to test the items of the remote memory subscale suggested for subjects who were born after Other study limitations were that most of the subjects had low schooling, were under 85 years old, and attended a public health clinic, making the sample a homogeneous one, but not representative of the Brazilian elderly population as a whole.


Among the brief neuropsychological batteries mentioned in the literature, the Cambridge Cognitive Examination CAMCOG has the advantage of offering a summary measurement of the global cognitive function, allowing changes at cutoff score according to age and schooling 3,4. However, it does not seem to us tesy this fact jeopardized the quality of the results, since similar studies were made with samples containing 40 to 55 subjects 8, It is made up of items which require the copying of drawings and the producing of a freehand tet of a clock without copying.

Reliability of the Brazilian version of the Cambridge Cognitive Examination Revised CAMCOG-R

Int J Geriatr Psychiatry ; Clinical and neuropsychological assessment of Alzheimer’ disease. However, we suggest reapplying this study in different operational settings to learn about the stability of the instrument in other circumstances.

For the camxog of values, the criteria proposed by Landis and Kock 22 were taken into consideration: The subscale means were similar in the two testings; a discreet difference was noticed vamcog the “executive functions” subscale and in the MMSE.

Test-retest reliability In the test-retest reliability study, The Br-CAMCOG-R has obtained a high level of stability with time, agreement among raters, and optimum internal consistency; it can be useful for epidemiological studies and in specialized clinics to evaluate cognitive functions in elders.