NEUROPSYCHIATRY UNIT COGNITIVE TOOLS

The Neuropsychiatry Unit has been a leading proponent and advocate of the use of structured cognitive assessment in psychiatry specifically and medicine more generally. We feel that cognition is an under-recognised cause of disability in patients, and an understanding of cognitive functioning provides often crucial diagnostic information.

The NUCOG is perhaps our most well-known tool, and is published by ACER Press, with an iPad version being developed. The CogRisk and BATCH are freely downloadable tools available from this website.

Click on the submenu above to find out more information about each of these essential tools.
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The NUCOG is a structured cognitive assessment tool that assesses function over 5 cognitive domains and provides a cognitive "profile". It has demonstrated its utility in a range of psychiatric and neurological settings.
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The BATCH is a structured observational tool that captures essential behavioural data to build a cognitive profile. It is ideally suited for inpatient units or nursing homes. It is freely downloadable from this site.
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The CogRisk is a structured carer questionnaire to assess cognitive function, and is highly predictive of an individual's cognitive function. It is freely downloadable from this site.