Question - What does the Short Blessed Test assess?

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The Short Blessed Test (SBT, Data Supplement 1), sometimes called the Orientation-Memory-Concentration Test, is a weighted six-item instrument originally designed to identify dementia. The SBT evaluates orientation, registration, and attention. The clock-drawing test is used for screening for cognitive impairment and dementia and as a measure of spatial dysfunction and neglect. It was originally used to assess visuo-constructive abilities but we know that abnormal clock drawing occurs in other cognitive impairments. The Six Item Cognitive Impairment Test (6CIT) is a brief cognitive function test which takes less than five minutes and is widely used in primary care settings. It involves three orientation items – counting backwards from 20, stating the months of the year in reverse and learning an address. the Mini-Cog test is a 3-minute instrument to screen for cognitive impairment in older adults in the primary care setting. The Mini-Cog uses a three-item recall test for memory and a simply scored clock-drawing test (CDT). The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was designed as a rapid screening instrument for mild cognitive dysfunction. It assesses different cognitive domains: attention and concentration, executive functions, memory, language, visuoconstructional skills, conceptual thinking, calculations, and orientation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini%E2%80%93Mental_State_Examination

The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) or Folstein test is a 30-point questionnaire that is used extensively in clinical and research settings to measure cognitive impairment. It is commonly used in medicine and allied health to screen for dementia.

https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-dementia

Diagnosis of dementia There is no one test to determine if someone has dementia. Doctors diagnose Alzheimer's and other types of dementia based on a careful medical history, a physical examination, laboratory tests, and the characteristic changes in thinking, day-to-day function and behavior associated with each type.

https://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.12070180

Perseveration errors are more common in AD than in normal subjects or in patients with schizophrenia. Perseveration clock-drawing errors are likely due to impairment of executive function in the prefrontal area of the frontal lobe, which is found in many dementia disorders.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-clock-drawing-test-98619

The clock-drawing test is a simple tool that is used to screen people for signs of neurological problems, such as Alzheimer's and other dementias. It is often used in combination with other, more thorough screening tests, but even when used by itself, it can provide helpful insight into a person's cognitive ability.

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/cognitive-care/cognitive-evaluation.html

The Mini-Cog™ is an instrument for assessing cognitive impairment. It can be effectively used with minimal training. It consists of a three-item recall test for memory and a scored clock-drawing test. The results are evaluated by a health provider to determine if a full-diagnostic assessment is needed.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324516.php

These early signs of dementia are: Memory loss. Difficulty planning or solving problems. Difficulty doing familiar tasks. Being confused about time or place. Challenges understanding visual information. Problems speaking or writing. Misplacing things. Poor judgment or decision-making.

https://www.helpguide.org/harvard/recognizing-and-diagnosing-alzheimers.htm

A brain scan—using either computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)—is generally included in the standard evaluation for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. These scans can also show the loss of brain mass associated with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

https://www.alzheimers.net/1-28-15-SAGE-alzheimers-examination/

The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) is an online test that promises to detect the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Developed by researchers at Ohio State University, the test is designed to be done at home and then taken to a physician for a more formal evaluation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3487532/

The MMSE [Folstein et al. 1975] is by some way the best known and most widely used measure of cognition in clinical practice worldwide.

https://consultgeri.org/try-this/general-assessment/issue-3.1

The Clock Drawing Test (CDT) component of the Mini-CogTM allows clinicians to quickly assess numerous cognitive domains including cognitive function, memory, language comprehension, visual-motor skills, and executive function and provides a visible record of both normal and impaired performance that can be tracked over

https://mini-cog.com/

The Mini-Cog©; is a 3-minute instrument that can increase detection of cognitive impairment in older adults. It can be used effectively after brief training in both healthcare and community settings. It consists of two components, a 3-item recall test for memory and a simply scored clock drawing test.

https://mini-cog.com/mini-cog-instrument/administering-the-mini-cog/

Once you start, complete the Mini-Cog© in one unit – choose a time when interruptions and distractions are unlikely. Make sure you have the patient's attention. Ask the patient to repeat the words to ensure understanding. Ask patient to draw a clock. Ask patient to recall the 3 words.

https://www.cochrane.org/CD011415/DEMENTIA_how-accurate-mini-cog-test-when-used-assess-dementia-gene

The Mini-Cog is a brief, cognitive screening test that is frequently used to evaluate cognition in older adults in various settings. Objectives: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of the Mini-Cog for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease dementia and related dementias in a primary care setting.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5795671/

The MMSE is a brief assessment of mental state that is widely used to assess cognitive function in relation to dementia.