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What is The Clock-in-the-Box?

The Clock-in-the-Box (CIB) is a brief (under two minutes) cognitive screening instrument that can help identify patients with cognitive or functional deficits. The CIB is a cognitive screening instrument and should not be used as the sole factor in identifying patients with cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or delirium.

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Use of The CIB

Benefits of the Clock-in-the-box diagnostic include:

  • Quick to administer
  • Memory/Executive Functioning Subscales
  • Written Instructions at a 7th Grade level
  • Normative Data
  • Training site for scoring

The CIB was developed by Drs. Laura Grande, Regina McGlinchey, & William Milberg who were employees of the VA New England Geriatric Research, Education, & Clinical Center. All work using the CIB should cite the creators appropriately.

Learning to Administer

To begin learning how to adminster the Clock-in-the-box diagnostic, we have created a brief teaching tool. To use it, you must have an up-to-date, java friendly web browser. If you are unsure of whether or not you have a java-enabled browser, you can check here.

The tool was designed to take about 30 minutes to complete. When you are ready to begin, click below.

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USE OF THE CIB: The CIB was developed by Drs. Laura Grande, Regina McGlinchey, & William Milberg who were employees of the VA New England Geriatric Research, Education, & Clinical Center. All work using the CIB should cite the creators appropriately. A condition of use requires that recipients acknowledge the VA Boston G.R.E.C.C. ©2011


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