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Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA) (2006)

Author

Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA)

Publisher

Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA)

City

Perth, WA

Type

Resource package

 

Description

The Kimberley Indigenous cognitive assessment (KICA) tool is a culturally sensitive assessment tool which allows for the cognitive screening of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in rural and remote areas of Australia. The resource package includes the complete tool or individual sections which include patient and carer assessment, family reports, pictures and an instruction booklet and video.

The KICA tool has been used to assess Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, aged 45 years and over, in rural and remote areas across Australia including north Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Cape York Queensland and the Torres Strait islands.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This assessment tool allows health practitioners to measure dementia and other cognitive impairment among older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in rural and remote areas of Australia. The instructional DVD and booklet provides guidance on how to use the KICA tool (including instructions for interpreters) and explains the standardised instructions for using the tool.

Contact details

WA Centre for Health and Ageing
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Ph: (08) 9224 2750 (General enquiries)
Ph: (08) 9224 2855 (Research enquiries)
Fax: (08) 9224 8009
Email: wacha@uwa.edu.au

To order or purchase resource, contact:
Kate Smith
Email: kate.smith@uwa.edu.au

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Last updated: 12 June 2013
 
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