THINC-it for clinical use
THINC-it is a screening tool for assessment of cognitive functioning in patients with a major depressive episode/disorder. It is comprised of the PDQ 5D (a short questionnaire for the patient to complete), and four neuropsychological tests - Spotter, Symbol check, Code Breaker, and Trails test.
How does it work
Step 1: Download THINC-it for clinical use
Step 2: Open the App, accept terms and conditions and carefully read the instructions before trying the tests and the questionnaire.
Step 3: When with a patient make sure they also try the tutorials and understand what they need to do before completing the series of 4 screening tests and the short questionnaire.
Step 4: Assess the results on the different tests and consider the information in making an overall evaluation of the patients cognitive functioning
Code breaker evaluates executive function, processing speed, and attention/concentration
Spotter primarily evaluates attentional skills, but also elements of executive function
Symbol Check evaluates working memory, executive function and attention/concentration
Trails evaluates executive function
PDQ-5D is a 5-item self-report scale that broadly evaluates attention/concentration, planning/organization, and retrospective and prospective memory.
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