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.