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The CANS-MCI screening tests are available for use in research and clinical facilities. Longitudinal reports, inclusive of all previous test results, are returned only to researchers and clinical facilities.*

Clinical use of the tests:

Clinical reports* for single testing sessions are now created with semi-automated efficiency by a live and returned the same day (usually within one hour) to doctors' offices, clinics, and retirement facilities that are willing to meet our standards for confidentiality and proper interpretation of results to their residents. All current and previous test results will be displayed in the report with recommendations about to the need for professional neuropsychological evaluations or imaging tests.

If you represent a memory clinic or with a licensed clinician and you are interested in having your patients tested, please contact us via email. Please supply your phone number in your email as well as clarification of the nature of your facility, and your willingness to accept license terms that say the test results will not be used to deny admission to a retirement facility or to deny health coverage to anyone.

Each facility is provided with free software that is programmed for specificity to that facility. Results are returned in the context of background factors evaluated during testing (e.g., a brief depression scale, head injuries, solvent exposure, alcohol and medication use questions). Only the office of origin has the key connecting the data from a testing session to the name of the individual tested. Offices only need to purchase a touch screen** and have an XP or newer operation system on their PC.

Research use of the tests:

Researchers with IRB approval may submit data to us, and, for a reduced price per session, the data will be scored and returned in an SPSS database. Researchers willing to describe their subject selection procedures and other charcteristics of their studies may receive additional discounts for having their subjects anonymously be part of our age group norm development. Our research to date indicates strong scientific support for the validity and reliability of the fully automated CANS-MCI.

* A sample of the clinical report is available by email. Please supply your phone number in your email as well as clarification of the nature of your facility and your willingness to accept license terms that say the test results will not be used to deny admission to a facility or health coverage to anyone. Geriatric care managers, nurses, and social workers are welcome to use the tests so long as their procedures for referral to doctors and their procedures for explaining results to patients are professional.

**We recommend that you use the monitor vendor given below. If you purchase a monitor from this vendor, our opinion is that they provide immediate and friendly help to guide you through any problems you have with the monitor's configuration and setup.

Basic monitor requirements
The main thing we specify is the monitor’s size. The usability and validity studies of the CANS-MCI were performed with specific size monitors at specific resolution. Our tests are designed to be displayed ONLY at a resolution of 640 pixels x 480 pixels. We recommend you display the tests on a 15” monitor (Smaller tablet touch screens require too much skill at touch accuracy).

Contact Scott Tippetts, V.P. Sales scott@touchwindow.com and use our name (Screen, Inc) for a discount. They also have a more expensive all-in-one computer-with-touchscreen in the appropriate size.
TOUCH SCREENS INC.
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