Comparison of Performance on the Clock Drawing Test Using Three Different Scales in Dialysis Patients.

Comparison of Performance on the Clock Drawing Test Using Three Different Scales in Dialysis Patients. Behav Neurol. 2020;2020:7963837 Authors: Muayqil TA, Tarakji AR, Khattab AM, Balbaid NT, Al-Dawalibi AM, Alqarni SA, Hazazi RA, Alanazy MH Abstract Background: The clock drawing test (CDT) is frequently used to detect changes in cognition. Multiple scales of varying length have been published to assess performance. The aim of this study is to compare the CDT performance measured by three scales among a sample of nondemented patients on renal dialysis and identify the variables that affect performance. Methodology. This is a cross-sectional study performed at the dialysis unit at King Saud University Medical City. Eighty-nine dialysis patients performed the CDT. The CDT was scored by the methods of Rouleau et al. (RCS 10-point), Babins et al. (BCS 18-point), and the MoCA (MCS 3-point). Regression models were used to determine influencing demographic and dialysis variables. Scores were then correlated, and a combined factor analysis of scale components was done. Results: Females represented 44.6%, the mean (SD) age was 49.99 (15.49) years, and education duration was 10.29 (5.5) years. Dialysis vintage was 55.81 (62.91) months. The scores for the MCS, RCS, and BCS were 2.18 (1.08), 6.67 (3.07), and 11.8 (5.5), respectively, with significant correlation (P
Source: Behavioural Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Behav Neurol Source Type: research

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