Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS) is a test designed specifically to rapidly evaluate cognitive alterations in patients with stroke. It’s principal advantage is that it permits the evaluation of patients with aphasia and negligence. Also, with the objective of controlling the motor deficit in superior limbs, a frequent symptom of stroke, all of the area of the test can be carried out with one hand. This test assesses five general cognitive domains, including language, attention and executive function, numeracy, praxis, and memory, and consists of 10 tasks or subtests: picture naming, semantics, orientation, visual field, sentence reading, number writing and calculation, hearts test, gestural imitation, verbal recall and verbal recognition, and executive tasks. Moreover, in order to control the overall influence of the upper limb motor deficits fairly frequent after stroke, all the items can be performed using only one hand. This battery can be easily administered at bedside within 15 minutes, provide a general outline as “visual snapshot” of the patient’s cognitive profile, which allows health professionals to
readily make a domain-level interpretation.
The original materials and procedure of the application of the test are accessible at: https://innovation.ox.ac.uk/outcome-measures/the-oxford-cognitive-screen-ocs/
The licence to access the Spanish version is available at: https://process.innovation.ox.ac.uk/clinical
Link to the validation: Valera-Gran D, López-Roig S, Hurtado-Pomares M, Peral-Gómez P, García-Manzanares M, Sunyer Catlla M, Más Sesé G, Navarrete-Muñoz EM, Sánchez-Pérez A. Validation of the Spanish version of the Oxford Cognitive Screen (S-OCS):psychometric properties of a short cognitive stroke-specific screening tool. Clin Rehabil. 2019;33(4):724-736
Link to the cultural and liguistic adpatation: Cultural and linguistic adaptation of the Oxford Cognitive Screen to the Spanish population. Neurología. 2020;S0213-4853(19)30147-1. doi: 10.1016/j.nrl.2019.11.004.