Clock drawing test interpretation. Find it on pubmed. The clock drawing test cdt is a measure of dementia severity. 5 6 although in use since the 1960s it was made popular in 1983 when goodglass and kaplan incorporated. Clock drawing test interpretation.
There are variations in the administration of the test including using a pre drawn circle and a clock copying task. An abnormal clock drawing may suggest executive cognitive dysfunction and should prompt further testing or referral. Why the clock drawing test cdt has been proposed as a quick screening test for cognitive dysfunction secondary to dementia delirium or a range of neurological and psychiatric illnesses cucinotta d 2004. Sketches times outside circle draws spokes to adjust spacing mildly defective in spacing of times.
8 9 examples of drawing. Clock drawing is a simple and effective test to include in the neuropsychiatric assessment of patients. This tip sheet refers to the free drawn test where the client is presented with a blank piece of paper. Interpretation examples of clock face 1.
Scoring systems for the clock drawing test a historical review barbara spenciere1 heloisa alves 2 helenice charchat fichman abstract. 10 scoring approaches for alzheimers clock draw test alzheimers early detection drawing a clock by hand is one of easiest to administer and one of the most popular screening tools that can help to detect mild cognitive impairment dementia or alzheimers among new patients. The addition of a clock drawing test can enhance the evaluation by assessing domains of cognition not examined by the mmse alone. The clock drawing should be scored objectively whenever possible.
Quantitative and qualitative analyses of clock drawings in alzheimers and huntingtons. Rouleau i salmon d. 4 reviews of the research literature support its use as a reliable screening tool for cognitive dysfunction particularly for dementia. Depend more on the interpretation of the test than the way the test is administered.
Tip sheet 4 the clock drawing test cdt what is the cdt. The clock drawing test cdt is a simple neuropsychological screening instrument that is well accepted by. A comparison of scoring protocols on the clock drawing test in relation to ease of use diagnostic group and correlations with mini mental state examination j am geriatr soc 50.