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Research Article

Development of the Nurses' Observation Scale for Cognitive Abilities (NOSCA)

Table 4

Construct and number of items of the NOSCA.

DomainICF codeSubdomainICF code ๐‘ items ๐‘ items

Consciousness * b110State of consciousness b110042
Continuity of consciousn. b11012

Attentionb140Sustaining attentionb144042
Shifting of attentionb14012

Perceptionb156Visual perceptionb156122

Orientationb114Orientation to personb114262
Orientation to placeb11412
Orientation to timeb11402

Memoryb144Short-term memoryb144063
Long-term memoryb14413

Thoughtsb160Pace of thoughtb160051
Form of thoughtb16012
Content of thoughtb16022

Higher cognitive functionb164Organisation and planningb164172

Languageb167Reception of languageb167062
Expression of languageb16714


*Consciousness is a prerequisite, as such it is no part of the observation scale, but a condition to be assessed before application of the observation scale.

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