The Mortera-Cognitive Screening Measure (M-CSM)
Marianne H. Mortera
- The Mortera-Cognitive Screening Measure (M-CSM)
- Mortera, Marianne H.
- Rehabilitation Medicine
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- The Mortera-Cognitive Screening Measure (M-CSM) is a non-standardized screening instrument used to assess selected cognitive processes in adult individuals with acquired brain injury. Screening of cognitive function involves the structured observation and documentation of an individual's behaviors during the performance of a functional task. A functional task is a complete activity that is familiar to the individual and part of his or her daily routine. The M-CSM is designed to assess cognitive processes in the following categories: sustained attention, shifting attention, visual-attention scanning, awareness of disability, judgment relative to safety, recall, and planning/problem-solving. The M-CSM is used to identify general areas of function and dysfunction in order to determine what cognitive processes are in need of further assessment. Initial content validity has been demonstrated in the M-CSM for the areas of sustained attention, shifting attention, visual-attention scanning, recall, awareness of disability, judgment relative to safety, and planning/problem-solving. Initial interrater reliability for the M-CSM has been demonstrated with the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) of .83.
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