Loewenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment Evaluation Summary
|What does the tool measure?||Basic cognitive skills required for everyday function including orientation, visual perceptual and psychomotor abilities, problem-solving skills and thinking operations.|
|What types of clients can the tool be used for?||The LOTCA was designed for individuals aged up to 70 years with neurological deficit.|
|Is this a screening or assessment tool?||Assessment tool|
|Time to administer||The LOTCA and LOTCA-II take approximately 45 minutes to administer. The LOTCA-G takes approximately 30-45 minutes to administer.|
LOTCA – G (for individuals aged 70-91)
|Other Languages||Spanish, Hebrew, Chinese (Mandarin), Taiwanese and Iranian.|
|Floor/Ceiling Effects||– One study reported ceiling effects from 23% to 96.9%, and negligible floor effects for most items of the LOTCA
– One study examined the floor/ceiling effects of the LOTCA-II in a group of individuals with schizophrenia and reported no ceiling effects.
|Sensitivity/ Specificity||No studies have examined the sensitivity or the specificity of the LOTCA.|
|Does the tool detect change in patients?||No studies have reported on the responsiveness of the LOTCA.|
|Acceptability||The LOTCA has been described as time-consuming, although it can be completed over several sessions.
The LOTCA has adaptations for use with individuals with communication difficulties.
|Feasibility||The LOTCA can be time-consuming to administer.
The LOTCA permits use of domain-specific scores rather than just a global score, allowing for assessment of many aspects of the client’s cognitive and perceptual abilities.
|How to obtain the tool?||The LOTCA can be purchased from http://store.grovergear.com/, http://www.ot-innovations.com, or http://therapro.com.|