The ECAS is available to download in pdf format here: ECAS Form UK
The guidelines for administering and scoring the ECAS are available in pdf format here: ECAS Guidelines
Some ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ about the ECAS are available here: ECAS FAQs
For repeat testing, we have two further versions- ECAS Version B and ECAS Version C. These can be used serially to avoid practice effects. Guidelines for these versions can be found here: ECAS Alternate Versions Guidelines
What is the ECAS?
The ECAS is a multi-domain brief assessment including tests of executive functions, language, fluency, memory and visuospatial functions.
It includes a separate carer/informant interview for behaviour abnormalities common in frontotemporal dementia and based on recent diagnostic criteria.
Who is the ECAS designed for?
The ECAS is designed to assess people with physical disability and can be undertaken with either written or spoken responses.
It is designed to be undertaken by a health care professional, such as a nurse specialist preferably with supervision from a neuropsychologist.
How long does it take?
The ECAS is designed to be brief. It takes approximately 20 minutes to perform.
Has the ECAS been validated?
The ECAS has been validated against extensive neuropsychology in ALS/Motor Neurone Disease with high sensitivity and specificity. It has also been validated in Parkinson’s Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, and Young Onset Dementia.