(Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA) Tools

KICA Screen

The Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment Screen (KICA-Screen) is a short 10 item tool derived which is a valid and acceptable screening tool for Indigenous Australians aged 45 years and above living in remote and rural Australia. The document is available in word and pdf. format.

KICA Cognitive Assessment

The Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA-Cog) is a validated cognitive assessment tool for Indigenous Australians aged 45 years or over, living in rural and remote areas. The KICA was developed with assistance of many community members and organisations. The KICA assessment in full is a comprehensive interview including medical, smoking and alcohol histories, cognitive assessment, emotional well-being and family report. The KICA cognitive assessment section includes assessment of orientation, recognition, memory, verbal fluency/comprehension, executive functioning and praxis. The KICA-Cog is available separate from the full assessment in the relevant link.

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KICA Carer

The Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment Cognitive Informant Questionnaire (KICA-Carer) is an eight item questionnaire to be completed with an informant/carer of an Indigenous patient who is otherwise unable to be assessed for cognitive impairment themselves.

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KICA Depression Assessment

The Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment of Depression (KICA-Dep) is an 11 item psychometric screening tool to detect depression among Aboriginal Australians aged 45 years or over.

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