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

6CIT

6 item Cognitive Impairment Test

Kingshill version 2000

Purpose : Brief screening for early dementia


Admin time :  5-10 min


User Friendly :  High


Administered by : Healthcare worker or caregiver

 

Content : Three orientation items – counting backwards from 20, stating the months of the year in reverse and learning an address

 

Author :  Katzman R, 1983

Copyright : The Kingshill Research Centre, Swindon, UK owns the copyright to The Kingshill Version 2000 of the 6CIT but allows free usage to healthcare professionals

6CIT

6CIT

 

Advantages:

the test has high sensitivity without compromising specificity, even in mild dementia.

It is easy to translate linguistically and culturally.

Disadvantages: 

the main disadvantage is in the scoring and weighting of the test, which is initially confusing; however, computer models have simplified this greatly.

Accuracy : 

at the 7/8 cut-off:

Overall figures - sensitivity = 90%, specificity = 100%;

in mild dementia - sensitivity = 78%, specificity = 100%.

6CIT correlates highly with the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), which is copyrighted, and now incurs a cost for each use (Brooke P, 1999)

This Tool is used in Dementia

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Dementia is one of 4 sub-domains of the  

Psychological Assessment

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The Psychological Assessment is one of 8 domains of the

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

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