C-STAM

The C-STAM is a computerised assessment tool that is being developed by UNSW researchers to measure people’s ability to perform complex instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) such as financial management, online grocery shopping, following directions, sorting out medications.

Study Purpose/Description

C-STAM stands for Computerised-Sydney Test of Activities of Daily living in Memory disorders. C-STAM is a computerised assessment measuring everyday functional ability in older people with and without dementia.  

This project will test the C-STAM designed to assess the ability of older adults to perform instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). This tool aims to improve the early detection of dementia by offering a more accessible and efficient method of assessing functional abilities, which are critical for independent living.

To find out more, and to sign up today, follow this link: https://www.unsw.edu.au/research/c-stam/.

What’s Involved?

The first in-person assessment session lasts 1.5 to 2 hours, including breaks. It includes questions about recent health changes, waist and hip measurements, a brief cognitive task, the C-STAM tool for daily living activities, and a task on managing daily activities.

The second session, about 8 weeks later, lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour, including breaks. It includes questions about recent health changes and completing the C-STAM tool again. There will also be questionnaires about your mood and feedback on the C-STAM.

The assessment sessions will take place at the C-STAM office in Randwick, Sydney. Alternatively, the assessment sessions can take place at your residence.

All participants will receive a $50 Coles/Myers gift voucher for participating in this study. The research team will also reimburse any travel and parking costs. Informants will be reimbursed with a $25 gift voucher.

To find out more, and to sign up today, follow this link: https://www.unsw.edu.au/research/c-stam/.

Recruitment criteria

You may be eligible for the study if you are:

  • Aged 60 years or above
  • Living in Sydney
  • Able to understand, read and write in English without an interpreter
  • Have someone who knows you well who will participate in a brief phone interview and complete a few short questionnaires (your Informant for the study)

Benefits

All participants will receive a $50 Coles/Myers gift voucher for participating in this study. The research team will also reimburse any travel and parking costs. Informants will be reimbursed with a $25 gift voucher.

Study sponsor / funder

Research team contacts

Research Team

(02) 9348 1031, (02) 9348 1905 or (02) 9348 2256

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