Brief Report: Using Cognitive Screeners in Autistic Adults.

Brief Report: Using Cognitive Screeners in Autistic Adults.

Publication date: Nov 17, 2020

By comparing 51 autistic adults and 49 age-matched controls (aged 30-73 years) we tested if (1) the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is more sensitive in measuring cognitive impairments than the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and (2) if we can replicate the MoCA-findings of Powell et al. (2017) with the Dutch MoCA(-NL). Results showed that: (1) The MoCA-NL is more sensitive, and (2) like Powell, no group differences were observed on the MoCA-NL. However, in contrast to Powell, we did not observe that older autistic adults show more impairment than controls on the MoCA-NL. Nonetheless, as the MoCA-NL is more sensitive to cognitive impairment, it is the recommended screener for older autistic adults.

Concepts Keywords
Autism Branches of biology
Autistic Psychiatric diagnosis
Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Impairment Mind
Dutch Cognitive tests
Mini Geriatrics
Neuropsychological tests
Montreal Cognitive Assessment


Type Source Name
disease MESH cognitive impairments
disease MESH Autism

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