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Further Validation of the Memory Orientation Screening Test (MOST):A 5-minute Screening Test for Dementia in Primary Care Practice

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2010 by Clionsky, Mitchell, Ph.D., ABPP(CN).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Clionsky, Mitchell, Ph.D., ABPP(CN) Identifier:
First received: January 23, 2010
Last updated: February 7, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
The purpose of this study is to apply a recently developed screening test for dementia, the Memory Orientation Screening Test (MOST) to two additional groups. Group one is composed of 150 elders who do not have dementia and are residing in the community so that we can determine what is a "normal" MOST score. These subjects will also be individually administered a one-hour battery composed of other commonly used tests of memory and information processing. Group two is composed of 150 elders who are administered the MOST by a nurse as part of their regular visit to the primary care doctor's office, and their scores will be compared against a rating of their cognitive ability made independently by the doctor or another nurse. Their scores will also be compared with a list of their medical problems and medications. Our hypothesis for the first group is that the MOST scores will be higher in the normal group than in the previous clinical groups and that MOST scores will correlate significantly with other neurocognitive tests. Our hypothesis for the second group is that the MOST can be administered quickly and easily by briefly trained nurses, that it will compare highly with doctor opinions, and that patients with known medical conditions related to dementia, such as hypertension or diabetes, will have lower MOST scores than patients in better health.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Further Validation of the Memory Orientation Screening Test (MOST): A 5-minute Screening Test for Dementia in Primary Care Practice

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Further study details as provided by Clionsky, Mitchell, Ph.D., ABPP(CN):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Memory Orientation Screening Test score [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Other neuropsychological test scores and doctor ratings [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Normal community dwelling elders
Individuals age 65 and older who live in the community


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Community sample and primary care clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 65 or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 65,
  • diagnosed with dementia,
  • blind,
  • non-English speaking
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01057602

United States, Massachusetts
Clionsky Neuro Systems, LLC Recruiting
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, 01105
Contact: Mitchell I Clionsky, Ph.D.    413-734-1799   
Contact: Emilymarie Clionsky, M.D.    413-734-1799   
Principal Investigator: Mitchell I Clionsky, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Clionsky, Mitchell, Ph.D., ABPP(CN)
Principal Investigator: Mitchell I Clionsky, Ph.D. Clionsky Neuro Systems
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mitchell Clionsky, Ph.D., Clionsky Neuro Systems, LLC Identifier: NCT01057602     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SP2008-004
Study First Received: January 23, 2010
Last Updated: February 7, 2010

Keywords provided by Clionsky, Mitchell, Ph.D., ABPP(CN):
Screening Tests

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017