Instrument used to test executive functioning when there is a clinical suspicion of cognitive impairment or a screening test (e.g.- inability to recall three items after one minute) is positive.
Clock drawing test is easy and quick to administer (<5minutes). When clock drawing test is combined with a three item recall test, together is termed the Mini-Cog.) Performance in diverse populations is comparable to MMSE.
May not be useful in patients with visual impairment or difficulty holding a writing implement. Tests only executive functioning.
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