Brief Cognitive Status Exam
Age Range: Individuals 17 and older
Completion Time: 15–20 minutes
Publication Date: 2009
Assess cognitive abilities quickly and reliably.
The Brief Cognitive Status Exam helps evaluate global cognitive functioning in patients with dementia, mild MR, TBI, or suspected Alzheimer’s disease. This brief, reliable test is a stand-alone version of the optional Brief Cognitive Status Exam found in the WMS®-IV (Wechsler Memory Scale®, Fourth Edition).
Users & Applications
The Brief Cognitive Status Exam is used by clinical psychologists, medical professionals, and other mental health professionals in hospitals, mental health facilities, and assisted living facilities.
Features & Benefits
- Covers seven cognitive domains: Orientation, Time, Mental Control, Planning and Visual- Perceptual Processing, Incidental Recall, Inhibitory Control, and Verbal Productivity
- Designed to yield a performance classification focused on impaired rather than normal or superior performance (Average, Low Average, Borderline, Low, Very Low)
- Provides classifications stratified by age and years of education