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I'm trying to understand more about what tests are most useful to doctors when making diagnosis of dementia in general practice. I'm also broadly interested in the topic of diagnostic science. I have reviewed the scientific evidence to support the use of two brief cognitive tests for diagnosing dementia: the MoCA and the MMSE.

I am currently reading for a PhD to investigate which tests are most useful for making the diagnosis of dementia in general practice and I've made a brief video to outline my work. To do this I'm leading TIMeLi. We are aiming to recruit up to 300 people who have symptoms of possible dementia and have been seen by their GP. 

My MPhil investigated the association between pain and fatigue as co-occuring symptoms in the general population. During my academic foundation programme I investigated risk factors for dementia, specifically metabolic syndrome and caloric intake. I have also investigated response rates to postal surveys of GPs.

I'm also a GP.

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Research Output

  • 17 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Review article (Academic Journal)

Cognitive tests to help diagnose dementia in symptomatic people in primary care and the community

Creavin, S., Wisniewski, S., Noel-Storr, A., Trevelyan, C., Hampton, T., Rayment, D., Thom, V. M., Nash, K., Elhamoui, H., Milligan, R., Patel, A. S., Tsivos, D., Wing, T., Phillips, E., Kellman, S. M., Shackleton, H. L., Singleton, G. F., Neale, B. E., Watton, M. E. & Cullum, S., Mar 2018, In : British Journal of General Practice. 68, 668, p. 149-150 2 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Clinical judgement by primary care physicians for the diagnosis of all-cause dementia or cognitive impairment in symptomatic people

    Creavin, S. T., Noel-Storr, A. H., Richard, E., Creavin, A. L., Cullum, S., Ben-Shlomo, Y. & Purdy, S., 19 Feb 2017, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2017, 2, 17 p., CD012558.

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    Erratum to: Towards improving diagnosis of memory loss in general practice: TIMeLi diagnostic test accuracy study protocol

    Creavin, S. T., Cullum, S. J., Haworth, J., Wye, L., Bayer, A., Fish, M., Purdy, S. & Ben-Shlomo, Y., 27 Aug 2016, In : BMC Family Practice. 17, 1, p. 119 1 p.

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    Prizes

    Best Oral Presentation

    Creavin, Sam T (Recipient), 27 Mar 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Best Oral Presentation

    Creavin, Sam T (Recipient), 4 Apr 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    New Media Competition round 4

    Creavin, Sam T (Recipient), 1 Dec 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Activities

    Society for Academic Primary Care ASM

    Sam Creavin (Participant)

    8 Jul 201510 Jul 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    FORGETwest: Find Out about dementia Research; GET involved. West of England

    Sam Creavin (Organiser)

    31 Mar 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesFestival, exhibition, performance

    National Primary Care ACF conference

    Sam Creavin (Participant)

    26 Mar 201527 Mar 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference