Cambridge Cognition Examination (CAMCOG) Evaluation Summary
|What does the tool measure?||The CAMCOG is a standardized instrument for diagnosis and grading of dementia.|
|What types of clients can the tool be used for?||The CAMCOG can be used with, but is not limited to clients with stroke.|
|Is this a screening or assessment tool?||Assessment|
|Time to administer||The CAMCOG takes 20 to 30 minutes to administer.|
|Versions||Revised CAMCOG (CAMCOG-R); Rotterdam-CAMCOG (R-CAMCOG); General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG)|
|Other Languages||English; Dutch|
|Reliability||– No studies have examined the internal consistency of the CAMCOG in clients with stroke.
– No studies have examined the reliability of the CAMCOG in clients with stroke.
One study examined the content validity of the R-CAMCOG by reporting the steps for generating the shortened version of the CAMCOG.
One study examined the convergent validity of the CAMCOG-R and reported excellent correlations between the CAMCOG-R and the Raven Test and the Weigl Test and poor correlations between the CAMCOG-R and the Geriatric Depression Scale and the Barthel Index using Pearson correlation.
|Floor and ceiling effect||One study examined the floor / ceiling effects of the CAMCOG in clients with stroke and reported that 14 items showed ceiling effects but no floor effects|
|Does the tool detect change in patients?||
– No studies have examined the responsiveness of the CAMCOG in clients with stroke.
|Acceptability||Items related to aphasia and upper extremity paresis might not be tested on all clients due to stroke severity.|
|Feasibility||The instructions for administration and coding must be followed closely (Ruchinskas and Curyto, 2003).|
|How to obtain the tool?||The CAMCOG can be obtained by purchasing the entire CAMDEX from the Cambridge University Department of Psychiatry|