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Reliability of the Brazilian version of the Cambridge Cognitive Examination Revised CAMCOG-R

Age Ageing ; A few general methodological aspects deserve etst when examining the reliability of a rating process, principally of the interrater type. The high interrater reliability found csmcog the present study suggests that, despite its complexity and the dependence on the raters’ evaluation of some items, the variability associated to the rater did not jeopardize the instrument’ reliability. They were then divided in the following categories: RESULTS One hundred and twenty-three subjects took part in the test-retest study, while 60 of them participated in the interrater reliability study as well.

The praxis subscale demonstrated the smallest stability in time Table 4. The stability of the instrument among those with mild, moderate and cwmcog dementia was 0. The ICC score was excellent for the set of items of the test and for the items of the subscales; it varied from “moderate” 0.

The interrater reliability, which was evaluated using the ICC, proved to be high, varying from 0.

There was no expressive range in the stability of the instrument for sex, age, schooling, or for the presence of dementia. As for the evaluation of the interrater reliability, two raters applied the test and both of them wrote down the answers separately. Bearing in mind the multidimensionality of the construct named cognition, the internal consistency of the instruments used to evaluate it ca,cog reflect the agreement or not of each item tesst the test as a whole. The Cambridge examination for mental disorders of the elderly.

J Clin Exp Neuropsychol ; It was administered to a population sample of elderly people aged 77 and above in their place of residence. Results from the European Harmonization Project for instruments in dementia. In the test-retest reliability study, The internal consistency of the set of items of the test was high: These cakcog corroborate those of Lindeboom et al. In the retests the agreement was nearly perfect for the set of items.


J Intern Neuropsychol Soc ; Landis J, Koch G.

According to the dementia diagnosis, the “perception” and “executive functions” subscales obtained a higher ICC among the non-cases, while in the “attention and calculation” subscale, the ICC was higher among the cases Table 4.

The diagnosis of dementia was given by the geriatrician who assisted the subject based on DSM-IV criteria. The patient’ schooling was defined as completed years of school in the formal educational system as informed by the subject failed school years were not taken into consideration.

Br J Psychiatry ; In general, the combination of brevity and breadth of the CAMCOG, along with its distributional properties, makes it an attractive neuropsychological test for use in the community or the clinic. Caution must therefore be taken when using the CAMCOG or any other cognitive test as a screening test for dementia, using a single, predetermined cutpoint.

Discreet differences were noticed in the ICC values for the subscale items after sex, age, and schooling stratification. Each subject submitted to the test sat on a chair at ccamcog table used as a surface upon which to write or draw, and in case he or she wore eyeglasses, was asked to wear them.

The data was typed and analyzed using SPSS One aspect has to do with the raters who, aware of the evaluation process in course, tend to proceed more rigorously than camcob everyday circumstances, which may provide for an overestimation of the reliability results.

Heinik J, Solomesh I. Ageing Neuropsychol Cognition ;3: Ongoing additional criteria validity studies should complete the measurement equivalence of the Brazilian version of the test.

However, we suggest reapplying this study in different operational settings to learn about the stability of the instrument in other circumstances. Neuropsychological batteries cacmog tests are widely used to evaluate subjects who tested positive in the screening examinations.

Instrument application and the evaluated variables. Of the eight major subscales orientation, language, memory, attention, praxis, calculation, abstract thinking, perceptionage was significantly related to all but attention; sex with attention, praxis, calculation and perception; education with language and abstract thinking; and social class with language and perception.


The data suggest that the studied phenomenon – cognition – was kept stable during the period of time in which it was studied. This finding can be partially explained by the fact that the punctuation of the items which constitute the subscale depends on the raters’ interpretation. However, a small difference was found for subjects with low schooling Table 4. The stability of the total score of the instrument in time was adequate, even after the stratification by sex, age, schooling, and the presence of dementia; the difference in the ICC scores for the test’ set of items and for most subscales was discreet, suggesting the instrument maintains its stability in time even in subjects with cognition impairment.

The other aspect is the raters’ tendency to alter their approach with time, in such a way as to improve the way they ask the questions and relate to the respondents, in case the application of an instrument takes a long time For the interpretation of values, the criteria proposed by Landis and Kock 22 were taken into consideration: Clinical and neuropsychological assessment of Alzheimer’ disease.

O alfa de Cronbach para o conjunto dos itens do teste foi alta 0, Services on Demand Journal.

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The instrument is composed of 69 items with a maximum score of points; the higher the total score, the better the performance in the test. The exclusion criteria were: The operational difficulties during the interrater reliability study, which demanded the presence of two raters in the interview room at the same time, caused the studied sample to be smaller than that of the test-retest.

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