Brief report: Use of the Mini-Cog as a screening tool for cognitive impairment in diabetes in primary care

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2013 Apr;100(1):e23-5. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2013.01.001. Epub 2013 Jan 23.

Abstract

The Mini-Cog was shown to be a brief, acceptable and practical cognitive screen for older people with diabetes when administered by a primary care nurse. It could be integrated easily into the annual diabetes review and help to identify those who may benefit from extra help with their management.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Algorithms
  • Cognitive Dysfunction / diagnosis*
  • Cognitive Dysfunction / etiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications*
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening
  • Middle Aged
  • Neuropsychological Tests*
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Psychometrics
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology

Substances

  • Glycated Hemoglobin A
  • hemoglobin A1c protein, human