Ecological assessment of cognition by the occupational therapist

Occurring Dates: 
18/11/2019 to 18/08/2020
Participant Duration: 
Single one-hour session
State of study: 
Queensland
Overview: 

This research aims to further develop a relatively new cognitive assessment, the Multiple Errands Test-Revised, which looks at the impact of someone's cognition (thinking skills) on their ability to complete everyday tasks. This will mean that we can better help people with cognitive impairment to identify difficulties they might have at home, and to find strategies to help them be as independent and safe as possible despite this.

Any adult between 20-70 years of age can volunteer, unless you:

  • are living in a care facility
  • are not confident in written and spoken English
  • know or suspect that you have a significant cognitive, psychiatric or intellectual impairment (mild impairment is okay)
  • need support to make decisions about your medical care

Your involvement will require a single one-hour session where you will complete a set of assessments related to your cognition (thinking skills) and mood.

Further Information: 

For further information or to participate, please contact Shannon Scarff on (07) 3646 7100 or at shannon.scarff@health.qld.gov.au.

This research has been approved by ethics committees of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (HREC/2019/QRBW/48192) and University of Queensland (2019000635).

Study Address: 
The session will occur at your choice of two Brisbane (QLD) locations: The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Butterfield Street, Herston) or Brookside Shopping Centre (Osborne Road, Mitchelton).
Full Name: 
Shannon Scarff
Institute: 
University of Queensland and Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Email: 
shannon.scarff@health.qld.gov.au
Phone Number: 
(07) 3646 7100