The clock drawing test (CDT) is a quick and simple neuropsychological test that assesses the cognitive state and different mechanisms involved in task performance. The CDT has raised interest due to its rapid administration, ease of application and correction, and since it can be completed irrespective of language and education level.
The main objective of this study was to determine the CDT usefulness as a screening test of cognitive impairment in the forensic field. The results show that it is indeed useful for evaluating cognitive impairment in forensic samples.
"The legally incapacitated patients presented worse results in the CDT than those who had a judgement with no change to their legal capacity."
I'd love to hear your thoughts and experience with this test in forensic assessment.