7.72. INECO Frontal Screening (IFS)

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Original references

  • Torralva T, Roca M, Gleichgerrcht E, López P, Manes F (2009). INECO Frontal Screening (IFS): a brief, sensitive, and specific tool to assess executive functions in dementia. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 15:777–86.
  • INECO = Institute of Cognitive Neurology, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Copyright

  • Somewhat unclear.
  • Torralva (2009, corrected 2010) article contains scale text. That article is marked copyright © 2009 INS (International Neuropsychological Society).
  • However, that article was then corrected for copyright reasons, as it contained (in its Appendix) material from the Wechsler Memory Scale – Revised, for which the copyright is owned by NCS Pearson Inc.; that part was removed in the corrected version.
  • The removed text was the instructions for the “digits backward” task.
  • For the moment, only a skeleton task (with no task text) is included in CamCOPS.