An evaluation of screening measures for cognitive impairment after stroke

Blake, Holly and McKinney, Michelle and Treece, Karen and Lee, Elizabeth and Lincoln, Nadina (2002) An evaluation of screening measures for cognitive impairment after stroke. Age and Ageing, 31 (6). pp. 451-456. ISSN 1468-2834

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Abstract

Objectives: to assess the sensitivity and specificity of a screening battery for detecting cognitive impairment after stroke.

Design: a randomized controlled trial.

Methods: stroke patients were recruited from hospitals in three centres. Patients were screened for cognitive impairment on the Mini‐Mental State Examination, the Sheffield Screening Test for Acquired Language Disorders and Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices and received a further battery of assessments of cognitive function. Sensitivity and specificity values were calculated for the three screening measures for overall conclusions regarding cognitive impairment reached from a comprehensive assessment. Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves were plotted.

Conclusion: the Mini‐Mental State Examination was not a useful screen for memory problems or overall cognitive impairment after stroke. The Sheffield Screening Test for Acquired Language Disorders was an appropriate screen for language problems. The Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices was appropriate as a screen for perceptual problems and visual inattention but not for executive deficits.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Age and Ageing following peer review. The version of record Holly Blake, Michelle McKinney, Karen Treece, Elizabeth Lee, and Nadina B. Lincoln An evaluation of screening measures for cognitive impairment after stroke Age Ageing (2002) 31 (6): 451-456 doi:10.1093/ageing/31.6.451 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/31.6.451
Keywords: Stroke, Cognitive impairment, Sensitivity, Screening
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: 10.1093/ageing/31.6.451
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 14:39
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 12:33
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39357

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