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3TMR Integrative Nursing  2019, Vol. 3 Issue (5): 166-172    DOI: 10.12032/TMRIN20190725
Review     
Introduction to cognitive assessment scales in screening for mild cognitive impairment after stroke: A review
Luo Yang1, Hong Guo1,*(), Yan-Ling Shen2, Li Li3, Hai-Yan Wang1, Shao-Hua Gong1, You-Hua Liu1, Xiao-Ping Yi1, Dan Zhao1, Hui Ju1
1School of Nursing, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
2Surgical Intensive Care Unit, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China
3Department of Neurology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China.
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Highlights

The cognitive assessment scales play an important role in the screening of mild cognitive impairment after stroke. This article reviews the application of cognitive assessment scales at home and abroad in the screening of mild cognitive impairment after stroke, in order to aid with the care of stroke.

Editor’s summary

The impact of cognitive impairment on stroke patients even exceeds the impact of limb dysfunction on daily living activities in stroke patients. Cognitive dysfunction is a common complication after stroke and is closely related to the poor prognosis of stroke.

ABSTRACT

Objective: In order to improve the quality of life of patients more effectively, this paper introduces the types and usages of scales for screening mild cognitive dysfunction after stroke and provides a basis for early identification of mild cognitive impairment. Methods: Read, analyze, summarize, and sort out relevant literature. Results: The mild cognitive impairment assessment scales are broadly divided into two categories: the comprehensive rating scales and the special assessment scales. There are 7 comprehensive assessment scales for the comprehensive rating scales, among which the Mini-mental State of Examination and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Scale are the most widely used. The special assessment scales are mainly evaluated by the symptoms of cognitive dysfunction and can be divided into five types. Conclusion: Early diagnosis and intervention in patients with cognitive dysfunction will help improve the prognosis of patients. Each assessment scale has its advantages and limitations in both sensitivity and discrimination. Effective use of appropriate scales to diagnose cognitive dysfunction and to screen early, to prevent early, to treat early can effectively improve the quality of life of elderly patients.



Key wordsStroke      Mild cognitive dysfunction      Rating scale     
Published: 24 October 2019
Corresponding Authors: Guo Hong   
E-mail: guohong2015@163.com.
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Luo Yang, Hong Guo, Yan-Ling Shen, Li Li, Hai-Yan Wang, Shao-Hua Gong, You-Hua Liu, Xiao-Ping Yi, Dan Zhao, Hui Ju. Introduction to cognitive assessment scales in screening for mild cognitive impairment after stroke: A review. 3TMR Integrative Nursing, 2019, 3(5): 166-172. doi: 10.12032/TMRIN20190725

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