Copying Overlapping Pentagons Predicts the Ability to Acquire Competence with a Turbohaler in Elderly Hospital In-Patients

This source preferred by Stephen Allen and Michele Board

Authors: Board, M. and Allen, S.C.

http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/35/suppl_1/i71

Journal: Age and Ageing

Volume: 35

Pages: i71

ISSN: 0002-0729

Previous studies have shown that cognitive, praxis and executive tests can predict the ability to acquire inhaler technique in old age. The pentagon copying test from the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is a test of those functions, so could be superior to other tests for predicting successful inhaler technique acquisition

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