Applicability of the screening test for the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery in Taiwan

L. Yu, N. W. Guo

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Abstract

The study was to examine the applicability of the screening test for the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery in Taiwan. This screening test contains 15 items. It could be used at the first stage of neuropsychological assessment process and served as a screening tool for brain-damaged patients. In this study, 50 brain-damaged patients, 50 normal controls receiving physical examination, and 100 normal controls from local communities were sampled and administered with the screening test. Based on test results, item analysis and factor analysis were performed, reliability and validity data were established, and temporary local norm and subgroup norm were also developed. It also investigated the effects of age and educational level on test performance. Further factor analysis with total subjects showed that three factors were extracted. Factor 1 was number concept and simple calculation. Factor 2 was higher cortical function. Factor 3 was motor control and rhythm. These three factors accounted for sixty percent of total variance. In addition, cut-off scores were set for low and high education groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-790
Number of pages12
JournalThe Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences
Volume14
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec

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  • Medicine(all)

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