Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly
General Practitoner's Assessment of Cognition
Purpose : GP Screening Tool for Dementia
Admin time : 10 min.
User Friendly : High
Administered by: GP
Content : There are two components: a cognitive assessment conducted with the patient, and an informant questionnaire (only considered necessary if the results of the cognitive section are equivocal, ie score 5-8 inclusive). Results >8 or < 5 on the GPCOG patient section were assumed to be cognitively intact or impaired, respectively.
For patients requiring a informant questionnaire, scores of 3 or less out of 6 in this section indicates cognitive impairment.
Purpose : Screen for dementia specifically in a primary care setting
Admin time : 5 min.
User Friendly : High
Administered by : Health care provider
Content : there are two components:
a cognitive assessment conducted with the patient
results >8 assumed to be cognitively intact
results < 5 assumed to be cognitively impaired
if patient scores 5-8, more information required -> informant questionnaire
an informant questionnaire (only considered necessary if the results of the cognitive section are equivocal, ie score 5-8 inclusive)
informant questionnaire - for patients requiring a informant questionnaire, scores of 3 or less out of 6 in this section indicates cognitive impairment
Author : Brodaty H,2002
Copyright : Public domain
The GPCOG is free for clinicians and researchers.
There is no fee for use of the website or downloading the paper-and-pencil test. However, you are not allowed to change any content of the GPCOG and are required to include the original reference on the worksheets (Brodaty et al, JAGS 2002; 50:530-534).
The English GPCOG has been translated into many languages, including Arabic,
Cantonese, Dutch, Farsi, French, Greek, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Mandarin,
Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Spanish, Thai and Welsh.
Translations into other languages are currently under way in several countries all over the world.
This Tool is used in Cognitive Decline
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Cognitive Decline is one of 4 sub-domains of the
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The PsychologicalAssessment is one of 8 domains of the
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
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