In this random-controlled trial we tested two screening tools, Blessed Orientation-Memory-Concentration test (BOMC) & Clock Drawing Test (CDT), to determine realistic ways to diagnose Early Cognitive Impairment (ECI). We wanted to demonstrate the practicality of integrating a two-stage testing process to identify patients with ECI into the daily practices of family physicians and other primary care providers.
Four objectives were addressed in this study:
This study was conduced between October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.
This project is currently closed. Check back soon for key findings and publications.
Based on the study results, we can say that if screening and diagnostic testing for ECI/dementia as demonstrated in this project is going to be implemented in primary care offices, there must be:
For additional information about this study, please contact:
AAFP National Research Network
This was funded by a grant from Extendicare Foundation (Milwaukee, Wis).
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Dementia - Screening and Diagnosis of Early Cognitive Impairment