ALS Cognitive Behavioral Screen
Please email the authors for information about obtaining the instrument: WoolleS@cpmcri.org
Core: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
|Short Description of Instrument||
Background: Developed as a screen to triage patients who required formal neuropsychological testing. Preliminary cut off scores may be useful to classify patients into subgroups of possible Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), cognitively impaired, or cognitively normal.
Feasibility: Easy to use, relatively short (5-10 minutes).
The cognitive section results in a total score out of a possible 20 points. Scores are based both on accuracy and errors-made, the latter of which result in deduction of points towards the total score. The behavioral section is a sum of the Likert scale items endorsed.
Woolley, SC, York, MK, Moore, DH, Strutt, AM, Murphy, J, Schulz, PE, Katz, JS. Detecting frontotemporal dysfunction in ALS: Utility of the ALS Cognitive Behavioral Screen (ALS-CBS™). Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2010; 11(3): 303-311.
Rush, B, Woolley, SC, Boylan, K. Diagnostic Validity of the ALS Cognitive Behavioral Screen. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2010; 11 (Supp 1): 33. Platform Presentation, 21st Int'l Symposium on ALS/MND, Orlando, FL.
Document last updated July 2019