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This study reports the validation of the Hong Kong version of Oxford Cognitive Screen (HK-OCS). Seventy Cantonese-speaking healthy individuals participated to establish normative data and 46 chronic stroke survivors were assessed using the HK-OCS, Albert's Test of Visual Neglect, short test of gestural production, and Hong Kong version of the following assessments: Western Aphasia Battery, MMSE, MoCA, Modified Barthel Index, and Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale. The validity of the HK-OCS was appraised by the difference between the two participant groups. Neurologically unimpaired individuals performed significantly better than stroke survivors on the HK-OCS. Positive and significant correlations found between cognitive subtests in the HK-OCS and related assessments indicated good concurrent validity. Excellent intra-rater and inter-rater reliabilities, fair test-retest reliability, and acceptable internal consistency suggested that the HK-OCS had good reliability. Specific HK-OCS subtests including semantics, episodic memory, number writing, and orientation were the best predictors of functional outcomes.

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Journal article


Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn

Publication Date





530 - 548


Cantonese Chinese, Oxford Cognitive Screen, aphasia, assessment, stroke, Activities of Daily Living, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aphasia, Asian Continental Ancestry Group, Attention, Cognition Disorders, Female, Gestures, Hong Kong, Humans, Male, Memory, Middle Aged, Neuropsychological Tests, Reproducibility of Results, Stroke, Survivors, Translating, Young Adult