E. Cognitive Exercises

Module E. Cognitive Exercises of MHAS 2012

Label Type Description
E2 Question Do you need reading glasses to read or to see objects on a page?
E3a Question INTERVIEWER. CHECK IF THE INFORMANT HAS GLASSES AND ASK HIM TO WEAR THEM. IF THE INFORMANT DOES NOT HAVE GLASSES OR NONE ARE AVAILABLE, OFFER A PAIR OF GLASSES. NOTE IF THE PERSON CAN READ WITH THE GLASSES
E3b Question INTERVIEWER, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS Now we will show you some words to exercise your reading. Please read the text loudly TAKE THIS MEDICINE ONCE A DAY AFTER LUNCH
E4 Question Do you have difficulties using a pencil?
E5 Question What kind of difficulties do you have?
E7a Question Verbal learning - Test 1 Clearly read the words, one every two seconds, do not repeat words after reading the list. Circle the mentioned words by the informant in test 1. I am going to read a list of words. Listen carefully. When I have finished, you must repeat all the words you can. The order does not matter.
E7b Question Verbal learning - Test 2 After the informant has stopped responding, wait for 15 second and read the list of test 2. Follow the same procedure as test 1 I am going to read the same list again. Once more, when I have stopped, tell me all the words you can, including the ones you said before.
E7c Question Verbal learning - Test 3 After the informant has stopped responding, wait for 15 second and read the list of test 3. Follow the same procedure as test 1 I am going to read the same list again. Once more, when I have stopped, tell me all the words you can, including the ones you said before.
E8 Question Picture 1 Show this sheet vertically oriented to the informant, and instruct: Draw this picture in the space below. Try to draw the picture in order to make it exactly as mine. I will count the time. I will indicate to you when you can start and when you can stop. ALLOW JUST ONE AND A HALF MINUTE (90 SECONDS) TO COPY THE PICTURE
E9a Question INTERVIEWER, WHEN THE INFORMANT SAYS THE FIRST WORD, START THE TIMER AND WRITE DOWN ALL THE NAMES OF ANIMALS EVEN IF THE INFORMANT REPEATS THEM. TWO SCORES ARE VALID: A) THE NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS WITHOUT REPEATING THEM AND B) NUMBER OF REPEATED ANIMALS
E9b Question INTERVIEWER, WHEN THE INFORMANT SAYS THE FIRST WORD, START THE TIMER AND WRITE DOWN ALL THE NAMES OF ANIMALS EVEN IF THE INFORMANT REPEATS THEM. TWO SCORES ARE VALID: A) THE NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS WITHOUT REPEATING THEM AND B) NUMBER OF REPEATED ANIMALS
E10 Question Visual route Show the test page horizontally oriented to the informant, in order to have the little point on top of the page, show this page with the designed object E, and instruct to the informant: Please find out the figures that look like this one, in the following page. Find as many figures as you can, and circle around the figure as I am doing it (with a pencil circle an example in the middle of the page) Just circle the figures that are the same as this one. Work as fast as you can, until I say to stop. Start to count the time when the informant circles the first figure, and stop in 60 seconds.
E11 Question Orientation Can you tell me which day is today?
E11a Question Did the informant correctly identify the day?
E11b Question Did the informant correctly identify the month?
E11c Question Did the informant correctly identify the year?
E12 Question Numeracy In the following exercise, please count from 20 to 0. Do it as fast as possible. I am going to count the time and I will tell you when you can stop.
E12a Question First attempt Start the stopwatch when the informant says the first number and stop it when gets to 11, if the first spoken number was 20; or when it gets to 10, if the first spoken number was 19. Mark "correct" if the informant does not have any mistake when counting from 20 to 11 or from 19 to 10. Allow the informant starts again one more time if stops or makes a mistake and wants to start again. Tell him/her that can try again. Mark "wants to start again" if the informant wants to start again. Mark "incorrect" if the informant makes a mistake and does not want to start again.
E12b Question Second attempt Let's try again Follow the same instructions as the first attempt
E12c Question Time Note the number of seconds to get to 10 if subject counts from 19 to 10, or to 11 if subject counts from 20 to 11. Note 60 if took the full minute without getting to 10 (if counts from 19 to 10) or to 11 (if counts from 20 to 11) or if the result of both attempts are incorrect.
E6 Question Spontaneous memory
E13 Question Figure Recall Show the next blank page to the informant, vertically oriented and instruct: Please remember the figure that you drew before. Draw it again in this paper. Suggest to the informant that he/she can guess or give a partial answer if he/she seems to be unsure. If the informant draws the design from the visual route, tell the informant: Please draw the other figure that you drew before. Allow just one and a half minute (90 seconds) to draw the figure.
E1a Question How would you evaluate your memory nowadays? Would you say it is:
E1b Question Compared to the last two years, would you say your memory is?
E14 Question Memory Recall