Molnar et al reported the Ottawa 3DY as a simple screen for cognitive impairment in an older adult. The authors are from the Elisabeth-Bruyere Research Institute and University of Ottawa in Canada.

The name is an acronym for day, date, dlrow and year)



(1) What is the day of the week?

(2) What is today's date?

(3) Can you spell "world" backward?

(4) What is the year?


The test is positive if the patient cannot answer all 4 questions correctly.

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