Inability to correctly identify year or month was accurate for detecting cognitive impairment in older patients

Leipzig, Rosanne M.
September 2011
ACP Journal Club;9/20/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 3, p8
Academic Journal
A clinical study to investigate the accuracy of various aspects of temporal orientation for detecting cognitive impairment in older patients is presented. It is mentioned that Benton's classic Temporal Orientation Scale was used to evaluate the accuracy of the individual components. It is found that clinicians underidentify cognitive impairment and delirium in older adults.


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