Key Publications:


Demeyere N, Riddoch MJ, Slavkova ED, Bickerton W-L, & Humphreys GW. (2015). The Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS): Validation of a stroke-specific short cognitive screening tool. Psychological Assessment, 27(3), 883–894.

Demeyere N, Riddoch MJ, Slavkova ED, Jones K, Reckless I, Mathieson P, & Humphreys GW. (2016) Domain-specific versus generalized cognitive screening in acute stroke. Journal of Neurology, 263, 306–315.

Mancuso M, Demeyere N, Abbruzzese L, Damora A, … & Zoccolotti P. (2018) Using the Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS) to detect cognitive impairment in stroke patients: a comparison with the mini-mental state examination. Frontiers Neurology


Demeyere, N., Haupt, M., Webb, S. S., Strobel, L., Milosevich, E. T., Moore, M. J., Wright, H., Finke, K., & Duta, M. D.. (2021). Introducing the tablet-based Oxford Cognitive Screen-Plus (OCS-Plus) as an assessment tool for subtle cognitive impairments. Scientific reports, 11(1), 8000.

Humphreys, G. W., Duta, M. D., Montana, L., Demeyere, N., McCrory, C., Rohr, J., Kahn, K., Tollman, S., & Berkman, L.. (2017). Cognitive function in low-income and low-literacy settings: validation of the tablet-based oxford cognitive screen in the health and aging in africa: a longitudinal study of an indepth community in south africa (haalsi). The journals of gerontology: series b, 72(1), 38–50.

OCS in Clinical Guidelines 

Danish Health Authority, Guideline for functional assessment after stroke.


Independent publications on cognitive screening with OCS (non-exhaustive list)

Bisogno AL, Favaretto C, Zangrossi A, Monai E, Facchini S, De Pellegrin S, et al. A low-dimensional structure of neurological impairment in stroke. Brain Communications. 2021 Apr 1
Jeffares I, Merriman NA, Doyle F, Horgan F, Hickey A. Designing stroke services for the delivery of cognitive rehabilitation: A qualitative study with stroke rehabilitation professionals. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 2021 Oct 14;0(0):1–24.
Kosgallana A, Cordato D, Chan DKY, Yong J. Use of Cognitive Screening Tools to Detect Cognitive Impairment After an Ischaemic Stroke: a Systematic Review. SN Compr Clin Med. 2019 Apr 1;1(4):255–62.
Quinn TJ, Elliott E, Langhorne P. Cognitive and Mood Assessment Tools for Use in Stroke. Stroke. 2018 Feb 1;49(2):483–90.
Wallace SJ, Worrall L, Le Dorze G, Brandenburg C, Foulkes J, Rose TA. Many ways of measuring: a scoping review of measurement instruments for use with people with aphasia. Aphasiology. 2020 Dec 18;0(0):1–66.
Droś J, Klimkowicz-Mrowiec A. Current view on post-stroke dementia. Psychogeriatrics. 2021;21(3):407–17.
Rohde D, Gaynor E, Large M, Mellon L, Hall P, Brewer L, et al. The Impact of Cognitive Impairment on Poststroke Outcomes: A 5-Year Follow-Up. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2019 Sep 1;32(5):275–81.
Pasotti F, Magnani FG, Gallucci M, Salvato G, Ovadia D, Scotto M, et al. Neuropsychological assessment in acute stroke patients. Neurol Sci. 2020 May;41(5):1259–66.
Rodrigues J de C, Becker N, Beckenkamp CL, Miná CS, Salles JF de, Bandeira DR. Psychometric properties of cognitive screening for patients with cerebrovascular diseases A systematic review. Dement neuropsychol. 2019 Mar;13:31–43.

OCS translations with population relevant norms and psychometrics:

Huyghelier H, Schraepen B, Demeyere N, Gillebert CR (2019) The Dutch version of the Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS-NL): normative data and their association with age and socio-economic status. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 4:1-22

Robotham Rj, Riis JO, Demeyere N (2019) A Danish version of the Oxford cognitive screen: a stroke-specific screening test as an alternative to the MoCA. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 11;1-14

Velera-Gran D, Lopez-Roig S, Hurtado-Pomares M et al (2019) Validation of the Spanish version of the Oxford cognitive Screen (S-OCS): psychometric properties of a short cognitive stroke-specific screening tool. Clin Rehabil 33(4); 724-736

Shendyapina M, Kuzmina E, Kazymaev S et al (2019) The Russian version of the Oxford Cognitive Screen: Validation study on stroke survivors. Neuropsychology 33(1); 77-92

Ramos CCF, Amado DK, Borges CR et al (2018) Oxford Cognitive Screen – Brazilian Portuguese version (OCS-Br) A pilot study. Dement Neuropsychol 12(4); 427-431

Hong WJ, Tao J, Wong AWK et al (2018) Psychometric properties of the Chinese (Putonghua) version of the Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS-P) in subacute poststroke patients without neglect. Biomed Res Int eCollection 2018.

Mancuso M, Varalta V, Sardella L et al (2016) Italian normative data for a stroke specific cognitive screening tool: the Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS). Neurol Sci 37(10); 1713-1721

Kong AP, Lam PH, Ho DW et al (2016) The Hong Kong version of the Oxford Cognitive Screen (HK-OCS): validation study for Cantonese-speaking chronic stroke survivors. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 23(5); 530-548