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List of Cognitive Measures

*Within this section, the domains are ranked by their sensitivity to variation at the high end of the cognitive spectrum
Tests of specific cognitive domains Learning and memory
Verbal learning and memory
Wechsler Memory Scale - Revised (WMS-R)
Selective Reminding Test (SRT)
Cued Selective Reminding Test
Fuld Object Memory Test
Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (AVLT)
California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT)
Delayed Word Recall Test
New York University Memory Test
Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test
Nonverbal learning and memory
Visual Reproduction subscale of Wechsler Memory Scale - Revised
Benton Visual Retention Test (VRT)
Benton Visual Retention Test, Multiple Choice (VRT-MC)
Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test
Delayed Recognition Span Test (DRST)
Executive function abilities (concept formation, abstraction, set shifting, set maintenance, planning, self-monitoring, divided attention)
Trail Making Test (TMT)
Ravens Progressive Matrices
Wisconsin Card Sorting Test / Modified Wisconsin Card Sorting Test
Stroop Color-Word Interference Test
Visual-Verbal Test
WAIS-R Similarities subtest
Gorham Proverb Interpretation Test
Aphasia screening battery
Halstead-Wepman Aphasia Screening Test
Confrontation naming
Boston Naming Test
Verbal fluency
Controlled Oral Word Association Test (FAS)
Isaacs Set Test (IST)
Comprehensive batteries to assess linguistic skill
Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination (BDAE)
Multilingual Aphasia Examination (MAE)
Visuospatial abilities
WAIS-R Performance subtests
Clock Drawing Task
Figure copying
Figure matching
Sustained Attention
Digit Span from WAIS-R
Mental Control subtest from WMS-R
Attention/Concentration Index from WMS-R
Continuous Performance Test (CPT)
The "A" Test

Tests that combine cognitive domains
Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease battery (CERAD)
Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders of the Elderly (CAMDEX)
Dementia Rating Scale (DRS)
MacArthur Cognitive Battery

Brief mental status tests
Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ)
Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
Modified Mini-Mental State Exam (3MS)
Cognitive Abilities Screening Test (CASI)
East Boston Memory Test (EBMT)
Blessed Information, Memory, Information and Concentration Test (BIMC)
Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination (NSCE)
7 Minute Screen
Geriatric Mental State Examination
Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (TICS)

Clinical batteries
Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery (HRNB)
Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (LNNB)

Intelligence tests
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Revised (WAIS-R)
National Adult Reading Test (NART)
Primary Mental Abilities

Functional assessments
Observed Tasks of Daily Living (OTDL)
Everyday Problems Test (EPI)
Psychogeriatric Assessment Scales (PAS)
Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline(IQCODE)

Questionnaires or Scales that Identify Presence and Severity of Dementia
Dementia Questionnaire (DQ)
Canberra Interview for the Elderly (CIE)
Clinical Dementia Rating scale (CDR)
Global Deterioration Scale (GDS)
Hasegawa Dementia Scale
Community Screening Interview for Dementia (CSI)

Self-Assessment of Memory (metamemory)
Metamemory In Adulthood instrument (MIA)
Memory Functioning Questionnaire (MFQ)
Memory Assessment Clinics Self-Rating Scale
Global Cognitive Complaints
Subjective Memory Decline Scale
Cognitive Failures Questionnaire