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The 6-item Cognitive Impairment Test (6CIT) Kingshill Version 2000® was developed in 1983.This was by regression analysis of the Blessed Information Memory Concentration Scale (BIMC). The 6CIT is a useful dementia screening tool in Primary Care. It was used in a large European assessment tool (Easycare©) and with new computerised versions its usage is increasing.
Many thanks to Dr Patrick Brooke, General Practitioner & Research Assistant in Dementia for his help with the original article. The Kingshill Research Centre, Swindon, UK owns the copyright to The Kingshill Version 2000 of the 6CIT but allows free usage to healthcare professionals.
The 6CIT is a much newer test than the Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT). It would appear to be culturally and linguistically translatable with good probability statistics; however, it is held back by its more complex scoring system. Furthermore, it would be nice to see some additional larger population studies using the test.
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