Neuropsychiatry Unit Cognitive Assessment Tool (NUCOG)
NUCOG, the Neuropsychiatry Unit Cognitive Assessment Tool, is a pen-and-paper cognitive screening tool that combines a thorough coverage of major cognitive domains (attention, memory, language, executive and visuospatial function) with relative brevity and ease of use.
Validated in a wide variety of psychiatric, neurologic and general medical populations, NUCOG provides a multidimensional profile of an individual’s cognitive status. When integrated with a clinical assessment, this can greatly assist in the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders and serve as a guide to more in-depth formal neuropsychological testing.
The NUCOG can be used and administered by psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, medical practitioners and other allied health practitioners.
The NUCOG consists of:
- NUCOG Manual, which includes essential information such as the purpose of the tool, development, administration instructions, scoring and guidelines for interpretation as well as research data.
- NUCOG Interview Schedule, which enables testers to be able to administer the test, score items and take notes. A cognitive profile is also included to provide a quick, graphic representation of test scores.
- NUCOG Subject Completion Sheet, which includes some writing or drawing activities for the patient.