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Cognition and Audition: Supporting Evidence, Screening Options, and Clinical Research

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1.  Completion of a cognitive screening is appropriate for patients during their audiologic assessment because:
  1. It is considered within scope of practice for all audiologists in any state or country.
  2. Audiologists can accurately diagnose the presence of cognitive decline.
  3. Cognitive screening will provide the audiologist with information on the patient’s cognitive health, assisting them in determining an appropriate patient treatment plan, as well as allowing them to make an interdisciplinary referral if needed.
  4. It meets recommendations from Medicare.
2.  Which of the following cognitive screening tools does NOT rely on auditory input?
  1. SLUMS
  2. Cognivue Thrive
  3. MME
  4. MoCA
3.  The results of the cognitive screening will be utilized for:
  1. A referral to the primary care physician as needed.
  2. A referral to a neurologist as needed.
  3. Should be entered into the EMR for documentation of completion.
  4. Will guide making an appropriate referral when necessary and help define appropriate patient management.
4.  Research is currently exploring the following impacts of the use of Cognivue Thrive in both private practice and hospital settings (select the best answer):
  1. Return on investment
  2. Applications for clinical practice
  3. Increased referral rate
  4. Clinical application and efficiency
5.  The benefit(s) of a self-administered computerized cognitive screening tool is/are:
  1. Saves provider time.
  2. Reduces administrator bias.
  3. Reduces patient bias.
  4. Eliminates the influence of audition, reduces administrative and patient bias as well as administration time, and provides documentation for patient, EMR, and physician.

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