“You’ve got to make it relevant”: barriers and ways forward for assessing cognition in Aboriginal clients

“You’ve got to make it relevant”: barriers and ways forward for assessing cognition in Aboriginal clients Journal Article

BMC Psychology

  • Author(s): Dingwall, Kylie M., Lindeman, Melissa A., Cairney, Sheree
  • Published: 2014
  • Volume: 2
  • ISBN: 2050-7283

Abstract: Reliable cognitive assessment for non-western cultures is difficult given that mainstream tests typically rely on western concepts, content and values. Despite recognition of the scarcity of appropriate tests for Aboriginal people over many years, limited practical development has occurred. This study aimed to identify barriers to assessment for clinicians working with Aboriginal people in a remote context, and evaluate characteristics of assessments that clinicians considered to be more or less appropriate and thereby identify potential ways forward.

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Dingwall, Kylie M., Lindeman, Melissa A., Cairney, Sheree, 2014, “You’ve got to make it relevant”: barriers and ways forward for assessing cognition in Aboriginal clients, Volume:2, Journal Article, viewed 21 April 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=2497.

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