Background and purpose. Cognitive and emotional problems are common after stroke and screening is essential. In this paper a new screening instrument is presented and its usability is investigated.methods. A group of stroke patients (n = 69) were interviewed using the new instrument, the clce-24, six months post stroke. Moreover extensive neuropsychological testing was conducted (including mmse/camcog).results. Patients, relatives and assessors (a psychologist) were positive about its use. The interview with the clce-24 took 11.1 minutes on average (5-35 minutes). Eighty percent of the patients had complaints; 73% had cognitive problems, while 51% had emotional problems. Patients with at least one complaint on the clce-24 scored lower on the mmse (t=2.5; p = 0.01) and the camcog (t= 2.5; p= 0.02) compared to patients without complaints.conclusions. The clce-24 can be applied by professionals in primary care for identification of cognitive and emotional complaints after stroke. Further research and implementation in clinical practice and the stroke service is recommended.