Standardized Mini-Cog© Instrument

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Graphical Mini-Cog©

The graphical Mini-Cog was developed for rapid cognitive impairment screening in settings where a numerical score (0-5) is not required.  The scoring system is the same as in the initial (Borson et al, 2000) proof-of-concept publication (see References). A pilot study conducted at the Cleveland Clinic (cited below) found that this version requires no training or prior exposure to administer and score with high accuracy.  The standardized Mini-Cog requires brief training, such as you’ll find at, and should be used for most research and longitudinal, repeated clinical applications.

Graphical Instructions for Administration and Scoring the Mini-Cog©: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial

Edlira Tam, DO, MS,* Benjamin T. Gandesbery, BA,Laura Young, MD,* Soo Borson, MD,and Eiran Z. Gorodeski, MD, MPH§

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The Graphical Mini-Cog Card could be printed out on a standard 8.5×11 paper and folded in half to create a double-sided card.