An effort index for the Repeatable Battery For The Assessment Of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS)

Short Title:
An effort index for the Repeatable Battery For The Assessment Of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS)
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
Journal:
Clin Neuropsychol
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2007, vol. 21, issue 5, pp 841-854
Publication Website:
Abstract:
The present study aimed to develop an internal validity indicator for a brief general purpose screening battery, the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS). Two subtests of the RBANS were predicted to be relatively resilient to cognitive dysfunction on the basis of previous research. An Effort Index (EI) was created by combining them via a scaling system. The frequency of EI scores was first examined in a heterogenous clinical sample. A subsequent validation study showed good discriminability. In conclusion, the EI appears to be useful for detecting insufficient effort on a screening battery.
Author(s):
Silverberg, N. D.; Wertheimer, J. C.; Fichtenberg, N. L.
Author Address(es):
Department of Psychology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. noahsilverberg@hotmail.com

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