Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

GPCOG

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

    • patient assessment

      • 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).

 

Language  Accessibility

The English GPCOG has been translated into many languages, including Arabic,
CantoneseDutch, FarsiFrenchGreek, German, HungarianItalianKoreanMandarin,
PolishPortugueseRomanianRussian, SinhaleseSpanishThai and Welsh.
Translations into other languages are currently under way in several countries all over the world.

GPCOG

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GPCOG - Patient Assessment online

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GPCOG - Informant Interview online

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