Brief cognitive screening tool in development


Highlights of the 29th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ECTRIMS), Copenhagen, DK, October 2-5, 2013 – Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, have developed a brief cognitive screening tool to evaluate patients with CIS or MS (Lapshin et al. ECTRIMS 2013; abstract P793).  The computer-generated battery of tests comprises the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT), the STROOP Colour-Word Test, the Paced Visual Serial Addition Test (PVSAT) four- and two-second trials, and an index of cognitive speed. The test battery can be administered in 10 minutes.

It takes 30 seconds

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