Exploring the reliability and acceptability of cognitive tests for Indigenous Australians: a pilot study

Authors: Kylie M Dingwall, Allison O Gray, Annette R McCarthy, Jennifer F Delima, Stephen C Bowden

Journal: BMC Psychology

Year Published: 2017

Background: Reliable cognitive assessment for Indigenous Australians is difficult given that mainstream tests typically rely on Western concepts, content and values. A test’s psychometric properties should therefore be assessed prior to use in other cultures. The […]

Cognitive impairment in Aboriginal people with heavy episodic patterns of alcohol use

Authors: Sheree Cairney, Alan Clough, Muriel Jaragba, Paul Maruff

Journal: Addiction

Year Published: 2007

Background: With chronic alcohol abuse, cognitive studies suggest that progressive cognitive decline may precede more serious and irreversible neurological syndromes. The early detection of cognitive impairment may therefore aid in the prevention of permanent brain damage. […]

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