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This pilot studyexamined the psychometric properties and clinical utility of a briefneuropsychological instrument Repeatable Battery for the Assessment ofNeuropsychological Status RBANS. The test-retest reliability, practice effectsand convergent validity of RBANS were examined in participants withoutobjective cognitive impairment. The tests were administered at two time pointsat approximately a two weeks’ interval, with 30 cognitively intact participantswith a mean age of 63.3 ± 5.8 years. Adequate test-retest reliabilities werefound for RBANS subtests, index and total scale scores with significant gainscores in immediate memory and visuospatial function. The RBANS showed goodconvergent validity and the RBANS supplemented with executive and languagemeasures Colour Trails Test and 30-item modified Boston Naming Test,respectively demonstrated excellent convergent validity with a formal neuropsychologicalbattery. This pilot study has provided the preliminary evidence of reliabilityand convergent validity of the RBANS. Additionally, it also provides insight onthe practice effects so that clinicians may assess significant changes in RBANSsubtests and domain indexes for clinical practice.

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RBANS; Neuropsychological Tests; Test-retest Reliability; Validity; Practice Effect

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Y. Dong, C. Thompson, S. Huey Joanne Tan, L. Ben Swie Lim, W. Pang and C. Li-Hsian Chen -Test-Retest Reliability, Convergent Validity and Practice Effects of the RBANS in a Memory Clinic Setting: A Pilot Study,- Open Journal of Medical Psychology, Vol. 2 No. 4B, 2013, pp. 11-16. doi: 10.4236-ojmp.2013.24B003.





Author: Yanhong Dong, Claire L. Thompson, Shi Huey Joanne Tan, Leon Ben Swie Lim, Wanshin Pang, Christopher Li-Hsian Chen

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