Estimating the cognitive ability of nursing home residents from the minimum data set.

@article{CohenMansfield1999EstimatingTC,
  title={Estimating the cognitive ability of nursing home residents from the minimum data set.},
  author={Jiska Cohen-Mansfield and Lowell J. Taylor and Dina McConnell and Debra Horton},
  journal={Outcomes management for nursing practice},
  year={1999},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={43-6}
}
Two methods have been developed for using the Minimum Data Set (MDS) to estimate cognitive ability, the Cognitive Performance Scale (CPS) and the MDS Cognition Scale (MSD-COGS). The relative utility of the two scales was compared by correlating them with the Mini-Mental State Exam the Global Deterioration Scale in a sample of 290 nursing home residents with a mean age of 87 years. Both the CPS and the MDS-COGS related quite strongly to the Mini-Mental State Exam and to the Global Deterioration… CONTINUE READING