The clock drawing test is an independent predictor of incident use of 24-hour care in a retirement community.

@article{Lavery2005TheCD,
  title={The clock drawing test is an independent predictor of incident use of 24-hour care in a retirement community.},
  author={Laurie L. Lavery and Scott M Starenchak and William B Flynn and Margaret A Stoeff and Ruth Schaffner and Anne B. Newman},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 7},
  pages={928-32}
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear how early cognitive impairment affects future care needs. Furthermore, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), a commonly used screening tool in the clinical setting, tends to have a ceiling effect for early cognitive decline. One of the earliest changes in cognitive function is executive impairment. We examined the relationship between executive function, measured with a clock drawing protocol (CLOX1) designed to capture executive impairment, and incident need for… CONTINUE READING

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