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dc.contributor.authorDingwall, Kylie Men
dc.contributor.authorGray, Allison Oen
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Annette Ren
dc.contributor.authorDelima, Jennifer Fen
dc.contributor.authorBowden, Stephen Cen
dc.date2017en
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-15T23:00:30Zen
dc.date.available2018-05-15T23:00:30Zen
dc.date.issued2017-08-02en
dc.identifier.citationBMC psychology 2017-08-02; 5(1): 26en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10137/5206en
dc.description.abstractReliable cognitive assessment for Indigenous Australians is difficult given that mainstream tests typically rely on Western concepts, content and values. A test's psychometric properties should therefore be assessed prior to use in other cultures. The aim of this pilot study was to examine the reliability and acceptability of four cognitive tests for Australian Aboriginal people. Participants were 40 male and 44 female (N = 84) Aboriginal patients from Alice Springs Hospital. Four tests were assessed for reliability and acceptability - Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Screen (RUDAS) (n = 19), PEBL Corsi Blocks (Corsi) (n = 19), Story Memory Recall Test (SMRT) (n = 17) and a CogState battery (n = 18). Participants performed one to three of the tests with repeated assessment to determine test-retest reliability. Qualitative interviews were conducted and analysed based on an adapted phenomenological approach to explore test acceptability. An Indigenous Reference Group gave advice and guidance. Intra-class correlations (ICC) for test retest reliability ranged from r = 0.58 (CogState One Back accuracy) to 0.86 (RUDAS). Themes emerged relating to general impressions, impacts on understanding and performance, appropriateness, task preferences and suggested improvements. RUDAS, CogState Identification task, and SMRT showed the highest reliabilities. Overall the tests were viewed as a positive challenge and an opportunity to learn about the brain despite provoking some anxiety in the patients. Caveats for test acceptability included issues related to language, impacts of convalescence and cultural relevance.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectAboriginalen
dc.subjectCognitionen
dc.subjectCognitive testingen
dc.subjectCross-culturalen
dc.subjectIndigenousen
dc.titleExploring the reliability and acceptability of cognitive tests for Indigenous Australians: a pilot study.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleBMC psychologyen
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s40359-017-0195-yen
dc.identifier.pubmedidhttps://www.ezpdhcs.nt.gov.au/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed//28768522en
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAustraliaen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshLanguageen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Resultsen
dc.subject.meshCognitionen
dc.subject.meshNeuropsychological Testsen
dc.identifier.affiliationMenzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, PO Box 4066, Alice Springs, NT, 0871, Australia. Kylie.dingwall@menzies.edu.au..en
dc.identifier.affiliationMenzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, PO Box 4066, Alice Springs, NT, 0871, Australia..en
dc.identifier.affiliationMenzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, PO Box 4066, Alice Springs, NT, 0871, Australia..en
dc.identifier.affiliationAlice Springs Hospital, PO Box 2234, Alice Springs, NT, 0871, Australia..en
dc.identifier.affiliationUniversity of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, 3010, Australia..en
dc.identifier.pubmedurihttps://www.ezpdhcs.nt.gov.au/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed//28768522en
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