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Forensic Science & Addiction Research

Clock-Drawing Test Screens for Psychiatric Patients with Judicial Background: A Computer Aided

  • Open or Close Elham Foroozandeh1*, Pouya Derakhshan-Barjoei2 and Mojdeh Bahadorzadeh3

    1Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Iran

    2Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Iran

    3Department of General Surgery, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran

    *Corresponding author: Elham Foroozandeh, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Naein Branch, Islamic Azad University, Naein, Iran

Submission: December 12, 2017; Published: January 24, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/FSAR.2018.02.000528

ISSN: 2578-0042
Volume2 Issue1


One of the evaluations and studies to assess the health of psychiatric patients with criminal background is to use appropriate methods. In this field, evaluation of cognitive health and monitoring of problems such as structural and functional memory and functional apraxia, and executive functions, especially for psychiatric patients, are important. The use of measurement methods that can be used to accurately assess the cognitive status of patients as quickly as possible can in practice help the specialist and therapist. In this paper, we have been focusing on this issue using the clock drawing test. Also, using an evolutionary Particle Swarm Algorithm, we conducted an assessment of systemic diagnosis by comparing healthy individuals and study cases that helped us with decision making.

Keywords: Clock drawing test; Psychiatric patients; Particle Swarm algorithm

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