Florida Cognitive Activities Scale

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The Florida Cognitive Activities Scale (FCAS) is a 25-item scale used to assess the cognitive activity in elderly populations. There are two subscales, the Higher Cognitive Abilities and Frequent Cognitive Abilities, and also a measure of self-reported maintenance of cognitive activity. The FCAS was developed in 2005 by staffmembers of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tampa, Florida.[1][2]


  1. ^ Schinka JA. et al. Florida Cognitive Activities Scale: initial development and validation. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2005 Jan;11(1):108-16. PMID 15686613
  2. ^ Dotson VM et al. Characteristics of the Florida cognitive activities scale in older African Americans. Assessment. 2008 Mar;15(1):72-7.PMID 18258733