Assessing cognitive function in cancer patients

  title={Assessing cognitive function in cancer patients},
  author={Janette L Vardy and Karen M. C. Wong and Qi-long Yi and Alison Park and Paul Maruff and Lynne C. Brady Wagner and Ian F. Tannock},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
Some patients with cancer suffer cognitive impairment after chemotherapy. A brief, sensitive instrument is required to screen patients for cognitive impairment. In this study, we compare three possible screening instruments. Cancer patients (n=31) who had received adjuvant chemotherapy within 2 years underwent cognitive evaluation on three occasions. Fluent English speakers (n=20) completed the High Sensitivity Cognitive Screen (HSCS), the computer-based Headminder and CogHealth, and the… CONTINUE READING


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