Cognitive Function

Acronym(s): COG

Description: Questions derived from the Mini-Cog test, a 3-minute instrument to screen for cognitive impairment. The Mini-Cog uses a three-item recall test for memory and a simply scored clock-drawing test (CDT). The latter serves as an “informative distractor,” helping to clarify scores when the memory recall score is intermediate. Administered to SHOW participants 21-74.

Additional Information/References/Data Sources: Record Source: Questions adapted from the Mini-Cog. Borson S. The mini-cog: a cognitive “vitals signs” measure for dementia screening in multi-lingual elderly Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2000; 15(11):1021.

Instrument Used:
(instruments may vary slightly between survey iterations, below are the survey instruments as they were included in each survey year listed)