Tom Novack, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Citation Novack, T. (2004). The
Cognitive Log. The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain
combi/coglog ( accessed
Frequently Asked Questions
can the Cog-Log be used?
the Cog-Log be administered to non-verbal patients?
the Cog-Log be administered to patients with motor dysfunction?
the Orientation Log (O-Log) and Cog-Log be used together?
When can the Cog-Log be used?
The Cog-Log is suitable for any setting, although thus far the scale
has been used in rehabilitation following the onset of brain disorder.
The scale can be administered at bedside or in the office. No materials
are required other than a stopwatch.
Can the Cog-Log be administered to non-verbal patients? Some items of the Cog-Log can be given to non-verbal patients,
but several of the items require a verbal response. A complete score
could not be obtained from a non-verbal patient.
Can the Cog-Log be administered to patients with motor dysfunction? As long as the patient has use of one upper extremity, the entire
Cog-Log can be administered. If the person is unable to use the
upper extremities, 8 of the 10 items can be given.
Can the Orientation Log (O-Log) and Cog-Log be used together? Yes. It is not fruitful to begin administering the Cog-Log until
the person has achieved a score of at least 15 on the O-Log. If
the O-Log has already been completed, the first three items of the
Cog-Log need not be repeated.