A computerized cognitive assessment method in a nurse-led clinic a comparative study with the traditional pencil-and-paper approach

Claudia K.Y. Lai, Yiu Cho Kwan, Sze Ki Cheung, Yee Ming Wu, Louise S.Y. Yap

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This article reports our experience in developing a computerized cognitive assessment method in a nurse-led clinic. The assessment and report-writing time and the accuracy of using a computer as an assessment medium were compared with assessments that use the traditional pencil-andpaper method. The attitudes of professionals and service users toward the computerized approach were also collected. The results found that the computerized approach not only helped to reduce the time spent making assessments and writing reports but also improved the accuracy of the assessment when compared with the pencil-and-paper method. Most of the professionals and service users who were interviewed responded positively toward computerized assessments. The experience gained in this study will also help us to standardize our assessment procedures, promote communication among members of the clinical team, and facilitate data management and clinical research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-559
Number of pages6
JournalCIN - Computers Informatics Nursing
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Cognitive assessment
  • Computerized assessment
  • Nurse-led clinic
  • Public acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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