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There are two components: a cognitive assessment conducted with the patient, and an informant questionnaire (only considered necessary if the results of the cognitive section are equivocal, ie score 5-8 inclusive).
Results >8 or <5 on the GPCOG patient section were assumed to be cognitively intact or impaired, respectively. For patients requiring an informant questionnaire, a score of 3 or less out of 6 in this section indicates cognitive impairment.
This calculator has been reproduced from Brodaty H, Pond D, Kemp NM, et al; The GPCOG: a new screening test for dementia designed for general practice. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Mar;50(3):530-4. ©2002 Reproduced with permission of John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
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