Cognistat: normes francophones pour les 60 ans et plus.

TitleCognistat: normes francophones pour les 60 ans et plus.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuteursArguin, M, Macoir, J, Hudon, C
JournalCan J Aging
Pagination1-8
Date Published2020 Jan 30
ISSN1710-1107
Abstract

Cognistat is a cognitive screening test that is widely used in English-speaking countries. Its French adaptation is now available. The present study aims to establish norms for a population aged 60 and over. One hundred and fifty-one participants aged between 60 and 84 years old with normal cognitive function were divided into 5 five-year age groups. The results on Cognistat are reported for each subtest and age group. Age has a significant effect in only two subtests (Attention and Language Comprehension), which suggests a reduced performance for older participants. However, these effects are very weak and irregular. For this reason and given data distribution, norms are proposed to define performance thresholds for the 15th (lower limit of the normal range), 10th (mild cognitive impairment) and 5th (clinically significant) percentiles for each subtest for the clinical use of Cognistat with individuals 60 years of age and older.

DOI10.1017/S0714980819000746
Alternate JournalCan J Aging
PubMed ID31996270