Some psychometric properties of the CAMCOG

Psychol Med. 1993 Feb;23(1):213-9. doi: 10.1017/s0033291700039003.


The CAMCOG, the cognitive section of the Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders of the Elderly (CAMDEX), was administered twice to 53 patients with a clinical diagnosis ranging from no dementia to severe dementia. The stability of the total CAMCOG score was high (0.97). Patients with less than moderate dementia were differentiated well by the total score and by subscales with a range of more than 8 points, except when education was low or age was higher than 78. Because performance on most (sub)scales is modified by age and education level, stratified norms are desirable. Only the Praxis subscale, and specifically performance on drawing tasks, appeared to be influenced by depression.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cognition Disorders / etiology
  • Dementia / complications
  • Dementia / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Language Disorders / diagnosis
  • Language Disorders / etiology
  • Language Tests
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Psychometrics
  • Severity of Illness Index