It takes less than 4 minutes to administer the patient assessment component of the test and only 2 minutes to interview the caregiver.1
Results from the online tool are printable for easy record-keeping.
By completing the GPCOG web tutorial, assessing at least two patients with the tool and conducting a post-assessment review, eligible GPs may apply for points in the Self Recorded Activities category (1 point for 1 hour of activity) from the RACGP Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program or equivalent ACRRM category.
The test is also available in various languages and is not affected by cultural or linguistic background, making it suitable for use in many patient settings.2
References: 1. Brodaty H et al. The GPCOG: A New Screening Test for Dementia Designed for General Practice. J Am Geriatr Soc 2002; 50: 530–534. 2. Basic D et al. Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale, Mini-Mental State Examination and General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition in a multicultural cohort of community-dwelling older persons with early dementia. Australian Psychologist 2009; 44(1):40–53.
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