The Latent-Variable Structure of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised.
CONCLUSION: The three-factor CHC-guided CFA model was selected as the best model to guide clinical interpretation of cognitive variables underlying ACE-R scores. PMID: 31875877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Connolly ML, Bowden SC, Simpson LC, Horne M, McGregor S Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Neuropsychological Correlates of Anosognosia for Objective Functional Difficulties in Older Adults on the Mild Cognitive Impairment Spectrum.
CONCLUSION: Results support the Conscious Awareness Model, which theorizes that accurate metacognitive output is reliant on attentional, memory, and executive functioning systems. Findings from this study suggest that anosognosia for different IADLs may arise from breakdowns at varying points in this model, explaining both inter- and intra-patient variability in self-awareness of functional deficits. PMID: 31875876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - December 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steward KA, Bull TP, Kennedy R, Crowe M, Wadley VG Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Early Cutoff Criteria for Strong Performance on the Test of Memory Malingering.
CONCLUSION: A perfect score on the first 25 items of the TOMM predicted overall strong performance 100% of the time, supporting abbreviated administration in select cases in a general outpatient clinical setting. PMID: 31867600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - December 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Polsinelli AJ, Cerhan JH Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Beyond the headlines: the actual evidence that traumatic brain injury is a risk factor for later-in-life dementia.
Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a risk factor for developing dementia later in life has been a subject of debate and controversy. TBI has been found to be associated with an increased likelihood for developing dementia 10-30 years later in several retrospective studies using population records. However, understanding the link between TBI and dementia requires looking beyond calculated risk estimates and delving into the association TBI has with pathological changes seen in Alzheimer's disease and related conditions, as well as those seen in normal aging. Some individuals with TBI, notably those with ...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - December 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: LoBue C, Cullum CM Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

A cross-linguistic comparison of category verbal fluency test (ANIMALS): a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: It is concluded that (a) pure linguistic factors, such as type of language and word-length, seemingly do not significantly affect the performance in this test; (b) two major demographic variables-age and education-account for a significant percentage of the variance in this test; the effect of sex seems to be neglectable; (c) in bilinguals, when the native language has few speakers and/or is a marginalized language, a very low score can be observed in the native language, even lower than in the second language; (d) there is a frequently overlooked major factor accounting for differences in cognitive test perfo...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ardila A Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Neurobehavioral Outcomes in School-Aged Children with Primary Snoring.
CONCLUSIONS: Snoring with an increase in respiratory effort without apneas and hypopneas and parent-reported daytime sleepiness may be linked to daytime symptoms. School-aged children with PS are at risk for behavioral and attentional problems, but not cognitive impairments. PMID: 31813961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hagström K, Saarenpää-Heikkilä O, Himanen SL, Lampinlampi AM, Rantanen K Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Perseverative Behavior on Verbal Fluency Task in Patients with Huntington's Disease: a Retrospective Study on a Large Patient Sample.
Conclusions: Verbal perseverations are frequent in HD patients and are likely related with impairments of attentional switching and working memory, hampering tracking of verbal responses already produced. Perseverative behavior may serve as a useful clinical marker of cognitive and functional impairment in patients with HD. PMID: 31813981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - December 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: De Lucia N, Peluso S, Roca A, De Michele G, Trojano L, Salvatore E Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

TDQ-30-A New Color Picture-Naming Test for the Diagnostic of Mild Anomia: Validation and Normative Data in Quebec French Adults and Elderly.
CONCLUSIONS: The TDQ-30 has the potential to become a valuable picture-naming test for the diagnosis of mild anomia associated with pathological aging. PMID: 31792492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - December 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Macoir J, Chagnon A, Hudon C, Lavoie M, Wilson MA Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Cross-validation of the Invalid Forgetting Frequency Index (IFFI) from the Test of Memory Malingering.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first article to cross-validate the IFFI. In both the original IFFI study and the current study, the same cut-off was found to maintain at least 90% specificity while producing higher sensitivity rates than those achieved by traditional TOMM indices. PMID: 31792528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - December 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Olsen DH, Schroeder RW, Martin PK Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Utility of Brief Psychological Measures for Prediction of Prolonged Symptom Clearance in Concussed Student Athletes.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Variability in recovery time following sport-related concussion (SRC) is poorly understood. We explored the utility of brief mood, anxiety, and sleep questionnaires as postinjury predictors of SRC symptom clearance in adolescents. METHOD: At initial visit 0-2 weeks postinjury, concussed athletes aged 12-18 years self-reported injury/medical factors (prior concussion, loss of consciousness, amnesia, and concussion symptom severity) and were administered psychological symptom measures. At 3 months, medical record review determined return-to-play (RTP) date. Subjects were divided in...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Wilmoth K, Curcio N, Tarkenton T, Meredith-Duliba T, Tan A, Didehbani N, Hynan LS, Miller SM, Bell KR, Cullum CM Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Literature Review: Psychological Resilience Factors in People with Neurodegenerative Diseases.
CONCLUSION: Various factors were identified to be associated with psychological resilience in NDDs. As resilience appears to be modifiable, it is important to focus on resilience-enhancing interventions for people with NDDs. PMID: 31768521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ovaska-Stafford N, Maltby J, Dale M Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

The Utility of the Repeatable Battery of Neuropsychological Status in Patients with Temporal and Non-temporal Lobe Epilepsy.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that the RBANS has utility in evaluating cognition in patients with epilepsy and can differentiate TLE and non-TLE patients. Additionally, number of AEDs appears to be associated with global cognitive performance in adults with epilepsy. PMID: 31761928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Maiman M, Del Bene VA, Farrell E, MacAllister WS, Sheldon S, Rentería MA, Slugh M, Gazzola DM, Barr WB Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes and Satisfaction following Neuropsychological Assessment for Adults: A Community Hospital Prospective Quasi-Experimental Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Participants reported high levels of satisfaction with the NPE. Results support the clinical utility of NPE and feedback, and underscore the importance of individualized goal setting as part of the evaluation process. PMID: 31745555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lanca M, Giuliano AJ, Sarapas C, Potter AI, Kim MS, West AL, Chow CM Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

When Time is of the Essence: Preliminary Findings for a Quick Administration of the Dot Counting Test.
CONCLUSIONS: Abbreviated DCT versions utilizing 6- and 4-card combinations yielded comparable sensitivity/specificity as the full DCT. When these "quick" DCT combinations were further combined with an abbreviated memory-based performance validity test (i.e., TOMMT1), overall classification accuracy for identifying invalid performance was 95%. PMID: 31740920 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bailey KC, Webber TA, Phillips JI, Kraemer LDR, Marceaux JC, Soble JR Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Assessment of Cancer-related Cognitive Impairment: Methodological Issues.
PMID: 31737901 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Pinto P, Barbosa A, Ruano L, Lunet N Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Neuropsychological Test Performances and Depression in Early-Stage De Novo Parkinson's Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Among patients with early-stage, untreated Parkinson's disease, depression does not appear to affect neuropsychological test performance. Clinicians should demonstrate caution in over-interpreting the influence of depression on cognition in this population. PMID: 31732731 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Honsey BN, Erickson LO, Wyman-Chick KA Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Patterns of Performance and Symptom Validity Test Findings After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
CONCLUSION: Performance and symptom validity tests provide complementary and non-redundant information in persons with mTBI. Whereas financial compensation-seeking is associated with increased risk of failure of either PVT or SVT, or both, the presence of intracranial findings on neuroimaging is associated with decreased risk of such. PMID: 31732733 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Donders J, Lefebre N, Goldsworthy R Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Application of Different Standard Error Estimates in Reliable Change Methods.
This study attempted to clarify the applicability of standard error (SE) terms in clinical research when examining the impact of short-term practice effects on cognitive performance via reliable change methodology. METHOD: This study compared McSweeney's SE of the estimate (SEest) to Crawford and Howell's SE for prediction of the regression (SEpred) using a developmental sample of 167 participants with either normal cognition or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) assessed twice over 1 week. One-week practice effects in older adults: Tools for assessing cognitive change. Using these SEs, previously published standard...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hammers DB, Duff K Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Trail Making Test, Stroop, and Verbal Fluency: Regression-Based Norms for the Icelandic Population.
CONCLUSION: These results highlight the importance of adjusting for age, gender, and educational level when constructing normative data. Controlling for age alone may be insufficient or misleading in clinical-practice settings. A simple, user-friendly program for predicting executive-function test scores is provided. PMID: 31732743 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Magnusdottir BB, Haraldsson HM, Sigurdsson E Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Psychometrics and Validity of the Survey of Memory-Related Quality of Life in HIV Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: The SMRQoL shows evidence of reliability and validity as a measure of memory-related QoL that can be used to assess the impact of memory problems on everyday life, but future work is needed to demonstrate the measure's incremental value in the context of diagnosis and treatment. PMID: 31732744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sullivan KL, Kulesz PA, Woods SP Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Depression and the Diagnosis of MCI in a Culturally Diverse Sample in the United States.
CONCLUSIONS: Severity of depressive symptoms was associated with greater cognitive impairment, independent of ethnicity. Significant results suggest detrimental effects of depression on clinical diagnoses most evidently for subjects from the EA group. PMID: 31729523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lang M, Rosselli M, Greig MT, Torres VL, Vélez-Uribe I, Arruda F, Barker WW, Garcia P, Loewenstein DA, Curiel RE, Duara R Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

A Hypothesis-Generating Study Using Electrophysiology to Examine Cognitive Function in Colon Cancer Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Future studies can consider sustained attention constructs when studying cognitive function in colon cancer patients. PMID: 31711102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hung SH, Mutti Jaswal S, Neil-Sztramko SE, Kam JWY, Niksirat N, C Handy T, Liu-Ambrose T, Lim HJ, Hayden S, Gill S, Campbell KL Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

The Colorado Cognitive Assessment (CoCA): Development of an Advanced Neuropsychological Screening Tool.
CONCLUSIONS: These results provide initial evidence to suggest that the CoCA is a valid cognitive screening tool that offers numerous advantages over the MoCA, including superior psychometric properties and measurement noninvariance. Additional validation and normative studies are warranted. PMID: 31711105 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gurnani AS, Lin SS, Gavett BE Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Institutionally Based ImPACT Test ® Normative Values May Differ from Manufacturer-Provided Normative Values.
The objective of this cohort study was to compare institutionally derived normative data to manufacturer-provided normative values provided by ImPACT® Applications, Incorporated. METHOD: National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 university student athletes (n = 952; aged 19.2 ± 1.4 years, 42.5% female) from one university participated in this study by completing pre-injury baseline Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test (ImPACT) assessments. Participants were separated into 4 groups based on ImPACT's age and gender norms: males 19 years old (n =&...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Walton SR, Broshek DK, Freeman JR, Hertel J, Meyer JP, Erdman NK, Resch JE Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Apolipoprotein E ε4 Allele Is Associated with Reduced Retention of the "Where" Memory Component in Cognitively Intact Older Adults.
CONCLUSION: These results highlighted the importance of evaluating the subcomponents of verbal episodic memory to detect subtle cognitive differences related to ApoE ε4 status, which could help elucidate the mechanism behind the cascades caused by ApoE ε4 in the trajectories of cognitive aging. PMID: 31701118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Chi CH, Chiu YS, Chang YL Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Stronger Together: The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition as a Multivariate Performance Validity Test in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury.
CONCLUSIONS: In addition to being a widely used test of cognitive functioning, the WAIS-IV can also function as a measure of performance validity. Consistent with previous research, combining information from multiple EVIs enhanced the classification accuracy of individual cutoffs and provided more stable parameter estimates. If the current findings are replicated in larger, diagnostically and demographically heterogeneous samples, the WAIS-IV has the potential to become a powerful multivariate model of performance validity assessment. BRIEF SUMMARY: Using a combination of multiple performance validity indicators embe...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Erdodi LA, Abeare CA Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Technology Use in Everyday Financial Activities: Evidence from Online and Offline Survey Data.
CONCLUSIONS: Our survey findings provide empirical evidence for the changing nature of our financial habits. We discuss the implications of this change for researchers, clinicians, and the individuals themselves and emphasize the importance of modernizing FDM tools. PMID: 31696205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sunderaraman P, Ho S, Chapman S, Joyce JL, Colvin L, Omollo S, Pleshkevich M, Cosentino S Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Metabolic Risk Factors as Differential Predictors of Profiles of Neurocognitive Impairment Among Older HIV+ and HIV- Adults: An Observational Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Metabolic risk factors confer heightened risk of NCI in HIV infection. Interventions to reduce metabolic risk may improve neurocognitive outcomes among PLWH. PMID: 31696212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Pasipanodya EC, Montoya JL, Campbell LM, Hussain MA, Saloner R, Paolillo EM, Jeste DV, Letendre SL, McCutchan JA, Heaton RK, Moore DJ Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Long-Term Test-Retest Stability of ANAM in a Large Military Sample.
CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that the use of the ANAN baseline for comparison can be done even if the baseline is up to 5 years old. PMID: 31670778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - October 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Meyers JE Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Retired National Football League Players are Not at Greater Risk for Suicide.
CONCLUSIONS: Researchers and clinicians are encouraged to be cautious and circumspect when considering the clinical presentation of former athletes, and to not assume that depression and suicidality are caused by specific types of neuropathology. This represents a reductionistic and Procrustean view. Some former football players have mental health problems, but it should not be assumed uncritically that the underlying cause is an inexorably progressive neurodegenerative disease. Providing evidence-informed and evidence-supported treatments for depression and suicidality might reduce suffering and improve their functioning....
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - October 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Iverson GL Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

The Effects of Cardiovascular Risk Factors on Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) Performance in Cognitively Healthy Older Adults.
CONCLUSIONS: CVRFs differentially affect RBANS performance over time. These results extend previous cross-sectional findings regarding the impact of different cardiovascular health risks to a large, cognitively healthy, longitudinal sample. PMID: 31647516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - October 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: N De Vito A, Bernstein JPK, Weitzner D, Calamia M, Keller JN Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Cultural Neuropsychology in Action: Hispanic Neuropsychological Society 2019 Conference Proceedings.
PMID: 31559414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - September 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: MacDonald B, Strutt AM Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Validation of a Concussion Screening Battery for Use in Medical Settings: Predicting Centers for Disease Control Concussion Symptoms in Children and Adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS: A relatively brief screening battery can function in medical settings to predict significant and substantial variability in CDC concussion symptoms in a pediatric sample. PMID: 31553427 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - September 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lecci L, Williams M, Taravath S, Frank HG, Dugan K, Page R, Keith J Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

The Screening Utility and Ecological Validity of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Bill Payment Subtest in Older Adults with and without Dementia.
CONCLUSIONS: Bill Payment is a valid screen of all-cause dementia. Lower Bill Payment scores may mark subtle functional decline beyond cognitive impairment alone. Specifically, results provide preliminary evidence of Bill Payment's ecological validity as a measure related to financial independence. It may prove useful when impaired financial abilities are suspected but unreported. PMID: 31504079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - August 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kenney LE, Margolis SA, Davis JD, Tremont G Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

CHA2DS2-VASc Stroke Risk Index and Executive Functioning in Older Adults.
CONCLUSION: Significant relations between stroke risk classification and performance on several measures of executive functioning provide support for a wider and more generalized use of CHA2DS2-VASc with healthy older adults. These findings further highlight the importance of early identification and treatment of stroke risk factors associated with cognitive decline. Findings suggest that CHA2DS2-VASc is a practical and useful tool for patients and their providers in the early detection of stroke risk and development of individualized treatment plans. PMID: 31423534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archive...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - August 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Duda BM, Keith CM, Sweet LH Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

If Invalid PVT Scores Are Obtained, Can Valid Neuropsychological Profiles Be Believed?
CONCLUSIONS: We speculate that poor computerized PVT scores resulted from the disease-related features of MS, although we also discuss approaches to reconcile apparently contradictory PVT versus neuropsychological results if the contributions of disease-related variables on PVTs scores are discounted. This case demonstrates the value of completing the assessment protocol despite obtaining PVT scores below publisher recommended cutoffs in clinical evaluations. If subthreshold PVT scores are considered evidence of performance invalidity, it is still necessary to have an approach for interpreting seemingly credible neuropsych...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - July 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Loring DW, Goldstein FC Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Neuropsychological Predictors of Decision-Making Capacity in Terminally Ill Patients with Advanced Cancer.
CONCLUSION: The terminally ill sample exhibited high levels of neuropsychological impairment across multiple cognitive domains. However, few of the measures of neuropsychological functioning were significantly associated with performance on the decisional capacity subscales in the terminally ill sample. It is possible that end-of-life decisional capacity is governed by general, rather than domain-specific, cognitive abilities. PMID: 31328219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - July 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kolva E, Rosenfeld B, Saracino RM Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Qualitative Scoring of the Pentagon Test: A Tool for the Identification of Subtle Cognitive Deficits in Isolated REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Patients.
CONCLUSION: QSPT may represent a brief and easy to administer tool for the detection of subtle visuospatial changes in iRBD patients. Furthermore, polysomnographic findings suggest a possible slowdown of electroencephalographic pattern during non-REM sleep in iRBD patients in line with the presence of cognitive decline. PMID: 31259381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - July 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Galbiati A, Carli G, Dodich A, Marelli S, Caterina P, Cerami C, Zucconi M, Ferini-Strambi L Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Subjectively and Objectively Measured Sleep Predict Differing Aspects of Cognitive Functioning in Adults.
CONCLUSIONS: Objectively-measured and self-reported sleep are associated with differing aspects of executive functioning, with the latter related to executive functioning broadly and the former associated with conceptual flexibility in particular. Age moderates sleep-cognition relationships differentially depending on the method by which sleep quality and quantity are measured. PMID: 31250888 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - June 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bernstein JPK, DeVito A, Calamia M Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Normative Data for Derived Measures and Discrepancy Scores for the Uniform Data Set 3.0 Neuropsychological Battery.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinically useful normative data of such derived indices from the UDS 3.0 neuropsychological battery are presented to help researchers and clinicians interpret these scores, accounting for demographic factors. Preliminary validity data is presented as well along with limitations and future directions. PMID: 31236576 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Devora PV, Beevers S, Kiselica AM, Benge JF Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Developing a Spatial Navigation Screening Tool Sensitive to the Preclinical Alzheimer Disease Continuum.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that a self-report questionnaire and aspects of a cognitive mapping task may be particularly appropriate for development as screening tools for identifying individuals in the preclinical AD continuum. PMID: 31197326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - June 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Allison SL, Rodebaugh TL, Johnston C, Fagan AM, Morris JC, Head D Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Comparing Composite Scores for the ANAM4 TBI-MIL for Research in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (Version 4) Traumatic Brain Injury Military (ANAM4 TBI-MIL) is commonly administered among U.S. service members both pre-deployment and following TBI. The current study used the ANAM4 TBI-MIL to develop a cognition summary score for TBI research and clinical trials, comparing eight composite scores based on their distributions and sensitivity/specificity when differentiating between service members with and without mild TBI (MTBI). METHOD: Male service members with MTBI (n = 56; Mdn = 11 days-since-injury) or no self-reported TBI history ...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - May 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Iverson GL, Ivins BJ, Karr JE, Crane PK, Lange RT, Cole WR, Silverberg ND Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Verbal Fluency Development Across Childhood: Normative Data from Brazilian-Portuguese Speakers and Underlying Cognitive Processes.
CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate a different development pattern between LVF and SVF in the number of words produced and in clustering and switching, with the latter predicting VF performance in words produced. VF development is shown to depend on language, memory and inhibitory control. Our results have important implications to clinical neuropsychology. PMID: 31063583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - May 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Becker N, Piccolo LR, Salles JF Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

The Reliability and Validity of the Action Fluency Test in Healthy College Students.
This study examined the test-retest reliability and construct validity of the Action Fluency Test (AFT) as a measure of executive functioning. METHOD: Using a correlational design, 128 healthy college students (M Age = 19.24, SD = 2.01; M education = 13.29 years, SD = 0.81) completed the AFT, and measures of verbal and figural fluency, executive functioning and other relevant constructs (e.g., vocabulary, working memory, and attention). RESULTS: Coefficients of stability were acceptable for AFT correct words (r = .76; p
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - May 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ross TP, O'Connor S, Holmes G, Fuller B, Henrich M Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

An Examination of Semantic Impairment in Amnestic MCI and AD: What Can We Learn From Verbal Fluency?
CONCLUSION: These results indicate a semantic memory impairment in aMCI revealed by a simple, commonly-used neuropsychological test. Future studies are needed to investigate if semantic fluency deficits can help predict future conversion to AD. PMID: 30994886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Chasles MJ, Tremblay A, Escudier F, Lajeunesse A, Benoit S, Langlois R, Joubert S, Rouleau I Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Personal Problems Questionnaire (PPQ): Normative Data and Utility in Assessing Acquired Neurological Impairment.
CONCLUSIONS: The PPQ provides a comprehensive assessment of complaints and response validity and the present study provides further data to assist with its use and interpretation. PMID: 30994910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: van den Broek MD, Monaci L, Smith JG Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Free Recall of Bound Information Held in Short-Term Memory is Unimpaired by Age and Education.
CONCLUSIONS: Binding in short-term memory carries a cost in performance. Age and education do not affect such a binding cost within a memory recall paradigm. These findings suggest that this paradigm is a suitable cognitive marker to differentiate healthy brain aging from age-related disease such as AD. PMID: 30994913 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Yassuda MS, Carthery-Goulart MT, Cecchini MA, Cassimiro L, Fernandes KD, Baradel RR, Garcia RB, Nitrini R, Della Sala S, Parra MA Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Predicting Early Mild Cognitive Impairment With Free Recall: The Primacy of Primacy.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings are consistent with previous studies and support the hypothesis that delayed primacy may be a useful cognitive marker of early detection of neurodegeneration. PMID: 30994919 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology)
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Talamonti D, Koscik R, Johnson S, Bruno D Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Half of Purposeful Baseline Sandbaggers Undetected by ImPACT's Embedded Invalidity Indicators.
CONCLUSION: Half of purposeful sandbaggers were not identified by ImPACT's current EIIs. Multiple EIIs were only able to identify
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - April 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Raab CA, Peak AS, Knoderer C Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Concussion History and Career Status Influence Performance on Baseline Assessments in Elite Football Players.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine if concussion history and career status is associated with neurocognitive performance in elite football players. METHODS: The study design was a cross-sectional single assessment. Fifty-seven elite football players (age 29.39 ± 7.49 years) categorized as draft prospects, active professional players, and retired professional players were assessed on the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool - third edition (SCAT-3), in an outpatient therapy setting. RESULTS: Common symptoms were the following: fatigue (45.6%), trouble falling asleep (35.1%), difficulty remembering (33.3%) ...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - March 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cookinham B, Swank C Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research