RBANSRepeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status
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First, analyses of variance were used to compare the valid RBANS group with the invalid RBANS group on RBANS performance.
These analyses were run twice, first using the RBANS Total Score and then using a computed score eliminating the RBANS indices that included scores used to calculate the RBANS EI.
Demographics, injury variables, symptom complaint, and overall RBANS performance data are presented in Table 1.
The RBANS is a paper and pencil test that takes roughly 25 minutes.
The RBANS has individual sections for attention, immediate memory, delayed memory, language, and visuospatial construction.
This resulted in final selection of the following tests: RBANS Coding, logTMT A, MoCA Total Score, Semantic Fluency, Clock Draw, RBANS Figure Copy, and World Backward.
Age- and education-corrected independent normative data for the RBANS in a community dwelling elderly sample.
Within the memory domain, self-reported memory impairment was significantly associated with RBANS delayed story recall (r = -0.
A post hoc multivariate linear regression was used to examine whether psychiatric symptoms mediated the relationship between self-reported memory and RBANS delayed story recall.
RBANS was used to screen cirrhotic patients for evidence of MHE and study eligibility, and found that MHE was present in the majority of patients screened.
It has been reported that up to 80 percent of patients with cirrhosis of the liver who do not have evidence of overt HE will still have neuropsychiatric impairment if tested using an instrument such as the RBANS.
Patients will be evaluated on neurocognitive improvement at the end of the study, defined as the change in the global summary score of the RBANS or Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status.