Middle-aged and older Black adults’ experiences completing a traditional paper-and-pencil cognitive battery and two contemporary computerized cognitive batteries

Authors: Debra Dobbs, Nasreen A Sadeq, Lindsay Peterson, Angela Sardina, Shyuan Ching Tan, Travonia Brown-Hughes, Ross Andel, Alyssa Gamaldo

Journal: Neuropsychology development and cognition. Section B Aging neuropsychology and cognition

Year Published: 2021

Traditional neuropsychological batteries may account for disparities in education and may produce testing anxiety, particularly for older Black adults. Computerized batteries may be more amenable to use. The current study used mixed-methods content analysis to explore […]

Cogstate Brief Battery: Cognition and the feigning of cognitive impairment in chronic pain

Authors: Tamar Lupu, Yoram Braw, Yaron Sacher, Motti Ratmansky

Journal: Applied Neuropsychology: Adult

Year Published: 2021

Chronic pain (CP) is often associated with cognitive impairment. The Cogstate Brief Battery (CBB), a computerized assessment battery, has been studied in several neuropsychiatric disorders but not in CP. Since feigning of cognitive impairment is common […]

A Comparison of Computerized Versus Pen-and-Paper Cognitive Tests for Monitoring Electroconvulsive Therapy-Related Cognitive Side Effects

Authors: Donel M Martin, Divya Kumar, Ada Wong, Colleen K Loo

Journal: The Journal of ECT

Year Published: 2020

Objective: Cognitive side effects are a common unintended outcome of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Routine cognitive assessment is important for monitoring patient outcomes, although it can pose challenges in busy clinical settings. Computerized cognitive testing has advantages […]

Cognitive complaints by hematopoietic cell transplantation recipients and change in neuropsychological performance over time

Authors: Leah LaLonde, Kristen Votruba, Rachel Kentor, Erin Gatza, Sung Won Cho, Flora Hoodin

Journal: Supportive Care in Cancer

Year Published: 2021

Purpose: Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients are at risk for cognitive decline. Cross-sectional studies show patients’ complaints of cognitive decline do not correlate well with concurrently measured objective neuropsychological performance, but rather with emotional variables […]

Attention and executive function are impaired during active standing in postural tachycardia syndrome

Authors: Amanda J Miller, Timothy Sheehan, Kate M Bourne, Monica Feeley, Amy C Arnold

Journal: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical

Year Published: 2020

Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a chronic form of orthostatic intolerance associated with cognitive dysfunction. We hypothesized executive function and attention is impaired in POTS during active standing. Eighty-seven POTS participants and 39 healthy controls of […]

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