Determining optimal impairment rating methodology for a new HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder screening procedure

Authors: Jody Kamminga, Mark Bloch, Trina Vincent, Angela Carberry, Bruce J Brew, Lucette A Cysique

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

Year Published: 2017

Introduction: The current study sought to determine the optimal impairment rating definition for a new HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) screening procedure as compared to standard neuropsychological testing. Method: A total of 55 HIV-infected (HIV+; 19% AIDS; […]

Neuropsychological Impairment and Its Association with Violence Risk in Japanese Forensic Psychiatric Patients: A Case-Control Study

Authors: Hirofumi Nishinaka, Jun Nakane, Takako Nagata, Atsushi Imai, Noriomi Kuroki, Noriko Sakikawa, Mayu Omori, Osamu Kuroda, Naotsugu Hirabayashi, Yoshito Igarashi, Kenji Hashimoto

Journal: Public Library of Science One

Year Published: 2016

Background: In Japan, the legislation directing treatment of offenders with psychiatric disorders was enacted in 2005. Neuropsychological impairment is highly related to functional outcomes in patients with psychiatric disorders, and several studies have suggested an association […]

The nature and rate of cognitive maturation from late childhood to adulthood

Authors: Jason A Cromer, Adrian J Schembri, Brian T Harel, Paul Maruff

Journal: Frontiers in Psychology

Year Published: 2015

To better understand the nature and rate of cognitive change across adolescence, the Cogstate Brief Battery (CBB) was utilized to assess psychomotor function, attention, working memory, and visual learning in individuals aged 10-18 years old. Since […]

Reliability of repeated cognitive assessment of dementia using a brief computerized battery

Authors: Dustin Hammers, Elizabeth Spurgeon, Kelly Ryan, Carol Persad, Judith Heidebrink, Nancy Barbas, Roger Albin, Kirk Frey, David Darby, Bruno Giordani

Journal: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Year Published: 2011

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term stability and reliability of a brief computerized cognitive battery in established dementia types. Method: Patients were administered the computerized battery twice with administrations approximately 2 […]

Cutting a long story short: reaction times in acute stroke are associated with longer term cognitive outcomes

Authors: Toby B Cumming, Amy Brodtmann, David Darby, Julie Bernhardt

Journal: Journal of the Neurological Sciences

Year Published: 2012

Background: The viability and usefulness of cognitive assessment in acute stroke have been questioned, with practical challenges arising from the focal nature of neurological deficits as well as heterogeneity in arousal state. We aimed to test […]

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