How can I buy a license for OCS-BRIDGE?
What qualifications are needed to administer OCS-BRIDGE?
OCS-BRIDGE can be administered by a range of health-care workers (including Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Assistant Psychologists and appropriately trained nursing and medical staff) and by research teams. It is expected that OCS-BRIDGE users would have at least degree level education and should have a good understanding of the importance of:
- Patient confidentiality.
- Following OCS-BRIDGE detailed and verbatim instructions exactly (e.g. not offering help or tips not specified in the instructions).
- Developing and maintaining therapeutic rapport (e.g. using discretion as to whether to continue testing in the case of fatigue or distress).
- Dealing sensitively with distress that may arise during assessment.
- Ensuring that feedback to the person being assessed, families etc. is conducted by someone with a good understanding of cognition and mood.
- Noting down factors that may be influencing an individual’s performance on OCS-BRIDGE (such as evident visual problems, distress, a noisy testing environment etc.).
- Protecting OCS-BRIDGE from public exposure of the stimuli and tasks via press, websites, videos etc. (valid comparison with OCS-BRIDGE norms requires that people do not have extensive prior exposure and practice on the tasks).
How long does it take?
Administering all parts of OCS-BRIDGE takes approximately 45 minutes. The times to administer the three parts are as follows:
- OCS = 10 - 15 minutes.
- BRIDGE = 20 - 25 minutes.
- GAD&PHQ = 5 - 10 minutes.
Can it be used for people with aphasia?
Yes, the tests are designed to adapt for people with aphasia by allowing multiple-choice responses.