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Reliable change in neuropsychological test scores is associated with brain atrophy in older adults

June 11, 2021 The reliable change index (RCI) is a commonly used method for interpreting change in neuropsychological test scores over time. However, the RCI is a psychometric method that, to date, has not been validated against neuroanatomical changes. Longitudinal...

How impaired is too impaired? Exploring futile neuropsychological test patterns as a function of dementia severity and cognitive screening scores

March 4, 2021 Some older adults cannot meaningfully participate in the testing portion of a neuropsychological evaluation due to significant cognitive impairments. There are limited empirical data on this topic. Thus, the current study sought to provide an operational...

Are we measuring the same thing? Psychometric and research considerations when adopting new testing modes in the time of COVID‐19

February 28, 2021 Abstract As the world navigates unchartered territories and witnesses the overwhelming impact of COVID‐19, investigators face important challenges to ensure continuity of research studies in a scientifically sound manner. Given the susceptibility of...