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Can card games be used to assess mild cognitive impairment? A study of Klondike Solitaire and cognitive functions

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© 2017 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). This paper investigates whether Klondike Solitaire can be used as an assessment tool for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It does so by providing a structured analysis and mapping player actions to cognitive functions. For Klondike Solitaire, 22 player actions were defined and mapped to 10 cognitive functions by 3 health professionals in the field of MCI. The results indicate that Attention, Executive Function, Object Recognition, Abstraction and Memory can be assessed through gameplay of Solitaire. Healthcare professionals confirmed that this can potentially be valuable, as it can screen for cognitive impairments longitudinally, in a nonintrusive way, without practice effects.
Boek: CHI PLAY 2017 Extended Abstracts - Extended Abstracts Publication of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
Pagina's: 269 - 276
ISBN:9781450351119
Jaar van publicatie:2017