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Cogstate Tests
Availability
Please visit this website for more information about the instrument: Cogstate Tests
Classification
Supplemental: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)
Short Description of Instrument
The Cogstate instrument is a computerized customizable test battery that is used in studies of ADHD, fatigue and drug effects, post-operative cognitive dysfunction, MCI, early Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Schizophrenia, mood disorders, as well as ME/CFS. The battery measures attention, memory, and executive function.
The age range for this instrument is 10 to 99 years.
The time to complete depends upon the number of modules administered. The modules administered as part of the ME/CFS CDC MCAM study take about 15-20 minutes.
Comments
ME/CFS Recommended Modules:
Adult: Detection Test; Identification; One Back; Two-Back; One Card Learning; Groton Maze Learning
Pediatric: Detection; Identification; One-Back; One Card Learning
This task can be modified for use in functional neuroimaging.
Scoring
The test batteries are scored using computer algorithms.
 
Rationale/Justification
ME/CFS Specific: This software is currently used by the ME/CFS CDC MCAM study to assess cognition, especially attention, information processing and working memory longitudinally.
References
Peer-reviewed cognitive research papers published by leading neuroscientists using Cogstate technology.
 
Maruff P, Thomas E, Cysique L, Brew B, Collie Alex, Snyder P, Pietrzak, RH. Validity of the CogState Brief Battery: Relationship to Standardized Tests and Sensitivity to Cognitive Impairment in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Schizophrenia, and AIDS Dementia Complex. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 2009;24(2):165–178.
 
Snyder PJ, Jackson CE, Petersen RC, Khachaturian AS, Kaye J, Albert MS, Weintraub S. Assessment of cognition in mild cognitive impairment: A comparative study. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 2011;7(3):338–355.
 
Knight S, Josev E, Scheinberg A, Harvey A, Rowe K, Lubitz L, Seal M. Cognitive function in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: A novel paradigm. 2016. Abstract presented at the IACFS/ME 12th Biennial International Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.
Recommended Instrument for
ME/CFS
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