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Developing a Cantonese version of Birmingham Cognitive Screen for stroke survivors in Hong Kong

Kong, A. P.-H., Chan, J., Lau, J. K.-L., Bickerton, W.-L., Weekes, B. and Humphreys, G. (2018) Developing a Cantonese version of Birmingham Cognitive Screen for stroke survivors in Hong Kong. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 39 (3). pp. 387-401. ISSN 1538-4837

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The Birmingham Cognitive Screen (BCoS) is a neuropsychological battery designed to assess impairment to a variety of cognitive domains including language in patients with brain injuries. Twenty-two stroke participants and 16 gender-, age-, and education-matched controls were recruited in Hong Kong. The stroke participants were administered HK-BCoS as well as standardized batteries of cognitive and language functions validated for the Cantonese-speaking population in Hong Kong, including the Cantonese version of the Western Aphasia Battery, Cantonese Mini-Mental State Examination, and the Hong Kong–Montreal Cognitive Assessment. Results showed that HK-BCoS demonstrated good concurrent validity with all standardized batteries. HK-BCoS could discriminate between cognitive impairments in stroke patients and normal participants. Furthermore, HK-BCoS was found to have excellent intrarater and interrater reliabilities, good test–retest reliability, and fair split-half reliability as judged according to international criteria. In sum, HK-BCoS is a valid and reliable tool for assessing cognitive processing in Cantonese speakers in Hong Kong.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
ID Code:74907
Uncontrolled Keywords:Speech and Hearing, Linguistics and Language
Publisher:SAGE Publications

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