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

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

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

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Michele Board and Stephen Allen