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ERIC Number: EJ1175178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Developing a Cantonese Version of Birmingham Cognitive Screen for Stroke Survivors in Hong Kong
Kong, Anthony Pak-Hin; Chan, John; Lau, Johnny King-L.; Bickerton, Wai-Ling; Weekes, Brendan; Humphreys, Glyn
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v39 n3 p387-401 May 2018
The "Birmingham Cognitive Screen" (BCoS) is a neuropsychological battery designed to assess impairment to a variety of cognitive domains including language in patients with brain injuries. Twenty-two stroke participants and 16 gender-, age-, and education-matched controls were recruited in Hong Kong. The stroke participants were administered HK-BCoS as well as standardized batteries of cognitive and language functions validated for the Cantonese-speaking population in Hong Kong, including the Cantonese version of the "Western Aphasia Battery," "Cantonese Mini-Mental State Examination," and the "Hong Kong-Montreal Cognitive Assessment." Results showed that HK-BCoS demonstrated good concurrent validity with all standardized batteries. HK-BCoS could discriminate between cognitive impairments in stroke patients and normal participants. Furthermore, HK-BCoS was found to have excellent intrarater and interrater reliabilities, good test-retest reliability, and fair split-half reliability as judged according to international criteria. In sum, HK-BCoS is a valid and reliable tool for assessing cognitive processing in Cantonese speakers in Hong Kong.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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