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About OCS-BRIDGE

OSC-BRIDGE is a set of tests for quickly assessing the most important aspects of cognition, perception and mood. It runs on your iPad, Android or Windows touchscreen tablet, instantly providing you with an easy-to-understand clinical report. OCS-BRIDGE can be used in clinical practice and research to assess any adult. It has features designed to make it maximally accessible (for example, for stroke survivors), including providing multiple-choice response options if language is compromised and presenting information where it can best be seen to reduce the impact of spatial biases on tests of non-spatial abilities. OCS-BRIDGE tests examine language, perception, verbal and non-verbal memory, prospective and working memory, attention, executive function, visual acuity, spatial bias, movement, anxiety and low mood.

There are three parts to OCS-BRIDGE:

Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS)

OCS is made up of 10 brief screening tasks designed to assess language, semantics, orientation, reading, movement, number knowledge, mental flexibility, spatial attention and memory. OCS instantly returns a visual snapshot of an individual’s cognitive profile across 5 cognitive domains. Taking just 10-15 minutes, OCS is particularly useful in situations where people are unable to cope with a long testing session (such as in the period immediately following a stroke) or to get a first impression of cognition and mood before undertaking more comprehensive testing. OCS can be used as a stand-alone set of tests or in combination with other OCS-BRIDGE measures.

Cambridge Attention, Memory and Perception Tests (BRIDGE)

BRIDGE extends the information available from OCS to cover visual acuity, verbal and spatial working memory, prospective memory, recognition memory, recognition of emotion and sustained attention. BRIDGE tests takes from 20-25 minutes to administer and returns an instant report on an individual’s cognitive profile from the tests.

PHQ-9 and GAD-7

The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9, Kroenke et al., 2001) and Generalised Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire (GAD-7; Spitzer et al, 2006) are brief standardised measures of mood disturbance incorporated in the battery that give a quick indication of whether there is a mood disorder and its severity. The PHQ is adaptive in presenting questions to assess suicide risk if earlier responses indicate a concern. The PHQ-9 AND GAD-7 take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The scores and the severity of mood disorder they reflect are presented in an automatically generated report.

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