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Cognitive Abilities
Internal consistency
Test-retest reliability
Shifting
0,726
0,842
Divided Attention
0,866
0,85
Width of Field of View
0,806
0,998
Hand-eye Coordination
0,779
0,876
Naming
0,687
0,782
Focused Attention
1
0,905
Visual Scanning
0,862
0,922
Estimation
0,761
0,986
Inhibition
0,661
0,697
Auditory Short-term Memory
0,915
0,698
Contextual Memory
0,884
0,775
Visual Short Term Memory
0,866
0,743
Short-Term Memory
0,853
0,721
Working Memory
0,85
0,696
Non-verbal Memory
0,787
0,73
Spatial Perception
0,611
0,907
Visual Perception
0,751
0,882
Auditory perception
0,652
0,904
Planning
0,765
0,826
Recognition
0,864
0,771
Response Time
0,873
0,821
Processing Speed
0,888
0,764

Online Assessment Battery for Chemo Fog (CAB-CF)

Innovative neuropsychological assessment for Chemo Fog allows for a complete cognitive screening and evaluation to detect the risk index of suffering from cognitive deterioration after an oncological process with excellent reliability.

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Description

Computerized battery to assess and detect cognitive symptoms of Chemo Fog after cancer treatment

  • Evaluate the risk index of the presence of Chemo Fog
  • For adults of all ages
  • Takes about 30-40 minutes to complete

The Cognitive Assessment Battery for Chemo Fog (CAB-CF) from CogniFit is a leading professional tool made up of a battery of clinical test and validated tasks designed to quickly and accurately detect and assess the presence of symptoms, traits, or dysfunctions in the cognitive processes affected by cancer treatment.

This innovative Chemo Fog test is a scientific resource that makes it possible to take a complete cognitive screening, understand cognitive strengths and weaknesses, evaluate the risk index for the presence of Chemo Fog (or Chemo Brain), and see the areas that are affected by this alteration. This test is suitable for people 18 years and older, like young adults, adults, or seniors who have undergone cancer treatment and may present related cognitive decline. Any professional or individual user can easily use this neuropsychological assessment battery. The results of this assessment will automatically be available after completing the test, which usually lasts about 30-40 minutes.

Cancer is one of the most devastating diseases that we have today, and the treatments for it can be aggressive for the patient. These treatment processes can noticeably weaken different cognitive skills, affecting daily life. The detection of this cognitive deterioration is an important part of the intervention and correction of this cognitive decline, and the earlier that you work to improve the skills, the better chance there is of recovering cognitive function and independence.

A clinical consultation and history, questionnaires, clinical evaluation scales, and clinical test are all effective tools for detecting certain cognitive problems, but they are able to detect the degree to which these cognitive skills are affected. A clinically validated neuropsychological assessment can help perform an exhaustive assessment of the different cognitive functions affected by cancer treatments. We recommend using this Chemo Fog test to complement a professional assessment, and never to replace a clinical consultation.

Digitalized protocol for the evaluation of the cognitive effects of chemotherapy (CAB-CF)

This complete cognitive evaluation to detect Chemo Fog and Chemo Brain are made up of a questionnaire and a complete battery of neuropsychological tests. It usually takes about 30-40 minutes to complete.

Any adult who has undergone chemotherapy treatment will answer the questionnaire in order to evaluate the clinical signs and symptoms related to these cognitive alterations. After the questionnaire, a series of validated tasks presented as online games will appear on the screen for the user to complete.

Diagnostic Criteria Questionnaire

A series of simple questions designed to detect the main symptoms of Chemo Fog will be presented. This questionnaire is an evaluation tool adapted to the effects of Chemo Fog.

Neuropsychological factors and cognitive profile

The CAB-CF continues with a battery of tasks aimed at evaluating the main neuropsychological factors identified in the scientific literature surrounding this disorder. The results will be compared to other users of the same age and gender.

Complete results report

After completing the Chemo Fog test, a detailed report will be available to download, where the user's risk index for Chemo Fog will appear, along with a description of the warning signs, cognitive profile, and results analysis, and recommendations. These results offer valuable information to help create an appropriate support strategy.

Psychometric Results

The neuropsychological test for Chemo Brain from CogniFit (CAB-CF) uses patented algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) that makes it possible to analyze thousands of variables and highlight any risk of Chemo Fog with very satisfactory psychometric results.

The cognitive profile in the neuropsychological report has received high reliability, consistency, and stability ratings. The test has been validated through repeated tests and measurement processes. Transversal research designed, like the Cronbach Alpha have been followed, reaching scores of about .9, and the Test-Retest tests received scores of almost 1, which shows the high level of reliability and precision.

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Who is it for?

The Chemo Fog assessment battery (CAB-CF) can be used by adults of all ages who are receiving or have received chemotherapy.

Any individual or professional can easily use this neuropsychological assessment tool to detect the cognitive alterations caused by a cancer treatment. No specialized training or knowledge of neuroscience or technology systems is necessary to use this test. It is especially designed for:

Healthcare Professionals

Easily and reliably evaluate patients and offer a complete, detailed report

Families, caretakers, and individual users

Identify if a loved-one presents a risk of cognitive decline related to Chemo Fog

Healthcare Professionals

The neuropsychological Chemo Fog assessment from CogniFit makes it possible for healthcare professionals to detect, diagnose, and create an intervention for this disorder. Detecting the symptoms of Chemo Fog is the first step to identifying the cognitive alterations caused by it, and creating an appropriate cognitive intervention. This powerful software allows you to study multiple variables and offer complete, personalized reports.

Families, caretakers, and individual users

The Cognitive Assessment Battery for Chemo Fog (CAB-CF) is a scientific resource made up of a simple-answer questionnaire and online tasks. This makes it possible for any user, even without specialized training, to evaluate the different symptoms and neuropsychological factors that may be indicative of Chemo Fog. The comprehensive report will help identify the risk of having a cognitive disorder related to chemotherapy and outline specific guidelines for each individual case.

Advantages

This online, scientifically based evaluation tool to quickly and reliably assess the symptoms, strengths, weaknesses, and cognitive processes affected by Chemo Fog has a number of advantages:

LEADING INSTRUMENT

The Cognitive Assessment Battery for Chemo Fog (CAB-CF) from CogniFit is a professional resource created by specialists in cognitive alterations. The cognitive tests have been patented and clinically validated. This leading professional tool is used by the scientific community, families, universities, associations and foundations, and medical centers around the world.

EASY-TO-USE

Any professional or individual user can use this assessment battery for Chemo Fog. No special training or background in technology services necessary to assign and use this assessment battery, making it simple and efficient to use from home or at the office.

USER-FRIENDLY

All of the clinical tasks are presented automatically, and are shown as simple, fun, and interactive brain games and exercises, which makes them easy to understand and fun to play, improving comprehension.

DETAILED REPORT

The Cognitive Assessment Battery for Chemo Fog (CAB-CF) makes it possible to provide quick and reliable information. This report is easy to understand and makes it possible to see and understand the clinical symptoms, strengths and weaknesses, and risk index for having Chemo Fog.

ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

This powerful software allows you to analyze thousands of variables and offer specific recommendations for each user's needs and type of deterioration.

When should you use this Chemo Fog test?

This assessment battery makes it possible to reliably detect the symptoms and level of cognitive deterioration related to Chemo Fog in adults and seniors.

If you think that someone may be at risk for having Chemo Fog or cognitive decline related to a cancer treatment, we recommend using this cognitive assessment as early as possible, in order to offer the appropriate cognitive intervention.

Without the proper intervention and help, Chemo Fog may start to affect a person's professional, personal, and family areas.

Chemo Fog may cause generalized deterioration and difficulties at work or at home. We can differentiate between:

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Symptoms of Chemo Fog

This term is used to describe the changes in memory, attention, and concentration, and the ability to do different mental tasks that are related to chemo or hormone therapy treatment for cancer. Other factors aside from medication can also play a role in these cognitive deficits, like age, gender, and the type of cancer.

Emotional Symptoms

A cancer diagnosis and its progression can cause considerable psychological distress and patients and their families. Studies show that between 25% and 50% of patients diagnosed with cancer will experience varying levels of emotional distress. Recent studies have shown that there is a higher presence of depression, anxiety, and emotional distress in cancer patients than the general population.

Physical Symptoms

Both the treatment and the disease itself can cause physical, digestive, metabolic, motor and sleep changes, as well as an alteration in how one sees their self-image. These changes may have a lesser or greater effect on the patient.

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Description of the diagnostic criteria questionnaire

Chemo Fog is characterized by a series of clinical symptoms. These indicators can help better understand the presence of this disorder, which is why the first part of this cognitive assessment is a questionnaire that adapts to the main diagnostic symptoms of Chemo Fog for each age range.

The questions in this questionnaire are similar to what one may find in a diagnostic manual, clinical questionnaire, or scales for Chemo Fog. However, the questions have been simplified to be easily understood by any user.

Diagnostic Criteria for Chemo Brain for Adults and Seniors

Made up of a series of simple questions that can be completed by the professional responsible for the assessment or the person taking the Chemo Fog assessment. The questionnaire covers the following domains: Emotional symptoms (psychological distress, like anxiety or depression), Physical symptoms (changes in self-image, metabolic changes, sleep changes, fatigue, muscle pain, etc.), and Chemo Fog symptoms (problems with different cognitive skills, like memory or attention).

Description of the battery to evaluate the neuropsychological factors in Chemo Fog

The presence of alterations in some cognitive skills may be an indicator of Chemo Fog. A general profile of the cognitive skills may help you understand the severity of the cognitive alterations caused by this disorder. The cognitive domains most altered by cancer treatment, and thus assessed in the Chemo Fog (CAB-CF) test are:

Evaluated Cognitive Domains
Cognitive Abilities
Description

Attention

Ability to filter distractions and focus on relevant information.

Excellent

7.6% above average

Focused Attention
Updating

Focused Attention

Focused attention and Chemo Fog. Focused attention is the ability to focus attention on one target stimulus, independently of the duration. Poor attention and problems concentrating are frequent complaints of people who have undergone cancer treatment. This attention deficit influences daily life, like when reading a book, following a conversation, or watching TV.

695Your Score

400Average

Updating

Updating and Chemo Fog. Updating is the ability to supervise an action to ensure that it is being carried out using the prepared plan of action. People who have had hormone or chemotherapy may have cognitive problems when supervising their behavior, especially when dealing with a complex task or little-perceived feedback.

540Your Score

400Average

Memory

Ability to retain or manipulate new information and recover memories from the past.

Excellent

8.1% above average

Short-Term Memory
Working Memory

Short-Term Memory

Short-term memory and Chemo Fog. Short-term memory is the ability to hold onto a small amount of information over a short period of time, like when we remember the beginning of a sentence in order to make sense of the sentence as a whole. A problem in short-term memory may alter one's ability to understand what they hear, or impede their ability to correctly understand the information that they receive. According to research, cancer patients have noticed an alteration in their short-term memory after treatment.

658Your Score

400Average

Working Memory

Working memory and Chemo Fog. After cancer treatment, patients often mention a decline in their working memory, which is the ability to use the information necessary to carry out complex cognitive tasks, like comprehension, learning, and reasoning. Poor working memory may cause difficulty remembering appointments or turning off the lights when leaving the house. The neurotoxicity of the medications used in oncological processes, stress, and anxiety may cause this decline in working memory.

496Your Score

400Average

Coordination

Ability to efficiently carry-out precise and organized movements.

Excellent

7.9% above average

Response Time

Response Time

Reaction time and Chemo Fog. Reaction time is the ability to perceive, process, and respond to a simple stimulus, like answering a specific question. People who have undergone hormone or chemotherapy often talk of a "mental fog", as if they weren't able to think clearly, which manifests itself as a slow response time, as it's likely that they have more trouble forming fluid and correct responses.

626Your Score

400Average

Perception

Ability to interpret the stimuli from one's surroundings.

Excellent

8.4% above average

Recognition

Recognition

Recognition and Chemo Fog. Recognition is the brain's ability to identify the stimuli that we have perceived before (situations, people, objects, etc.). Recognition and other visual alterations have been described as possible cognitive side effects of chemotherapy, which may affect reading, driving, or other daily tasks.

495Your Score

400Average

Reasoning

Ability to efficiently use (organize, relate, etc.) acquired information.

Excellent

7.7% above average

Planning

Planning

Planning and Chemo Fog. Planning is the ability to mentally organize the best way to reach a certain future goal, like when you think about how to tell a story to your friends. The Chemo Fog effect described alterations in planning, which may cause problems structuring thoughts, ideas, daily activities, or any other task that requires a certain amount of planning and organization.

654Your Score

400Average

Evaluation tasks

This multi-dimensional scientific resource uses multiple evaluation tasks. Here you can see examples:

Decoding Test VIPER-NAM

This evaluation task integrates notions of the classic Korkman, Kirk and Kemp test of 1998 (NEPSY). It measures the naming capacity, response time and processing speed, measuring the number of cognitive resources that the user allocates to the exercise of decoding, recognizing and understanding stimuli in an efficient way.

Identification Test COM-NAM

The COM-NAM Identification test is based on the classic NEPSY and TOMM tests. With this test, the level of channeling and classification of stimuli in memory is observed. In addition, it allows the ability to observe how the user detects and reacts as fast as possible.

Sequencing Test WOM-ASM

The Sequencing Test WOM-ASM was based on Conners' classic test (CPT) and the Wecshler Memory Scale (WMS) test of direct and indirect digits. Using these tests, we are able to observe the temporary storage capacity and, above all, the capacity to manipulate information to perform higher cognitive tasks, such as language comprehension or reasoning.

Concentration Test VISMEN-PLAN

This evaluation task is inspired by the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) direct and indirect digits test, the classic Memory Malingering Test (TOMM) and the classic Tower of London Test (TOL), allowing to measure planning capacity, visual memory, short-term memory, response time, working memory and processing speed, among others.

Quimo Fog and The Brain

The cognitive problems related to Chemo Fog are based on determined brain alterations. Unlike other disorders, the specific brain areas affected by Chemo Fog have not been identified, but rather, damage to the brain on the whole. This is why a general division makes it possible to distinguish between the alterations in the gray matter (neural nuclei) and white matter (neural axons). Few studies have been conducted with respect to the effect that certain drugs used in cancer treatments may cause, but there are some robust conclusions.

  • Difficulty concentration and thinking clearly
  • Problems multi-tasking (doing multiple things at the same time)
  • Problems remembering words during a conversation
  • Slower processing speed when learning new things
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty organizing oneself or feeling mentally "fuzzy"

Because of this symptomology, we can infer that some of the brain structures affected are:

1 Prefrontal Lobe

Is in charge of planning behavior and attending to various stimuli at the same time, remembering recent events, concentration, and structuring thought.

2 White Matter

White matter refers to the set of neural axons. These axons work to connect and help neurons communicate between each other, which means that the information received from one side of the brain can be transmitted to another neuron (or set of neurons) on the other side. Chemotherapy may produce a diffusion in the transmission of information from one neuron to another, which may cause slower processing speed and response time, making it more difficult to carry out daily activities.

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