James Meagher, Cognitive Impairment Research Group, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Maeve Leonard, Laura Donoghue, Walter Cullen, Colum Dunne, Dimitrios Adamis, David Meagher, University of Limerick Medical School, Limerick, Ireland
Maeve Leonard, Colum Dunne, Dimitrios Adamis, David Meagher, Cognitive Impairment Research Group, Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation and Immunity (4i), Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Niamh O’Regan, Suzanne Timmons, Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, Ireland
Chris Exton, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Walter Cullen, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Dimitrios Adamis, Sligo Mental Health Services, Sligo, Ireland
Alasdair J Maclullich, Edinburgh Delirium Research Group, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9XD, United Kingdom
David Meagher, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Author contributions: All authors contributed to this paper.
Supported by Health Research Board (Ireland) Funding (HRA-POR-2011-48).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors of this paper have developed a computerised version of the months backward test. No other conflicts of interest were evident for any of the authors of this paper.
Data sharing statement: This is not relevant to this report as there was no sharing of data.
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Correspondence to: David Meagher, Professor, Cognitive Impairment Research Group, Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation and Immunity (4i), Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: March 5, 2015
Peer-review started: March 7, 2015
First decision: April 27, 2015
Revised: June 9, 2015
Accepted: June 30, 2015
Article in press: July 2, 2015
Published online: September 22, 2015