The Neuropsychiatry Unit Cognitive Assessment Tool (NUCOG) is a multidimensional tool that aims to separate areas of cognitive function into a number of semi-discrete cognitive 'domains'. This includes Attention, Visuoconstructional, Memory, Executive and Language functions.
The NUCOG seeks to balance the need to understand the pattern of cognitive impairment with the essential screening nature of the tool and its brevity of administration. Thus, the NUCOG provides both a single total score (out of 100) in addition to scores for its five constituent domains/subscales.
The NUCOG is administered by the clinician asking the subject to complete tasks of verbal, written or motor nature during the assessment.
The NUCOG Interview Schedule & Subject Completion Sheet provides the clinician/interviewer with the instructions for each item. The response provided by the subject are scored on the Schedule box provided.
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