Danish Reference Material for the Oxford Cognitive Screen: A Stroke Specific Screening Tool

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Every year, approximately 15’000 people have a stroke in Denmark. Cognitive deficits following stroke are common and have negative consequences on quality of life, return to work and likelihood of developing depressive symptoms. Cognitive deficits must be identified in order to provide appropriate interventions and care. There is no international golden standard for screening cognitive deficits following stroke so dementia screening tools are often used. The Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS) has been developed specifically to identify clinically important cognitive deficits following stroke. It consists of 10 sub-tests that are structured around five cognitive domains: Attention and Executive function, Language, Memory, Number processing, and Praxis, and only takes 15 minutes to administer. The aim of the study was to translate OCS into Danish and standardize the OCS on a sample of healthy Danish participants.
The OCS was translated from English to Danish and culturally adapted for a Danish context. After piloting on five patients, data from approximately 100 healthy participants stratified for age and education was collected. Participants were screened for dementia with the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.
We present the Danish version of the OCS as well as reference material based on the data collected. Influence of age and education on OCS performance are discussed.
The Oxford Cognitive Screen is a screening tool that is specifically designed for stroke patients. It is quick to administer and is designed to maximise patient inclusion. The Danish translation and reference material provided will enable its use in a Danish context.
Publikationsdato22 aug. 2018
StatusUdgivet - 22 aug. 2018
Begivenhed13th Nordic Meeting in Neuropsychology: Tha Plastic Brain - Changes in Brain, Cognition and Behaviour - Stockholm, Sverige
Varighed: 22 aug. 201824 aug. 2018


Konference13th Nordic Meeting in Neuropsychology

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