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NART prediction and impairment in neuological patients


Skilbeck, CE and Allen, EA and Brechin, D, NART prediction and impairment in neuological patients, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 15, (1) pp. 69-75. ISSN 0960-2011 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/09602010443000056


Crawford, Allan, Cochrane, and Parker (1990) used demographic variables in a multiple regression equation to predict NART error scores in a general population sample. The present study examined the applicability of Crawford's equation to neurological patients. Using this equation and the authors' suggestion that NART performance can be impaired in neurological patients, the data were also examined in participants with diffuse cortical damage. Participants (n = 175) were patients referred for clinical neuropsychological evaluation in north-east England. The findings confirmed the usefulness of Crawford's equation: Participants showing significantly higher obtained than predicted NART error scores (identified using Crawford's equation), were categorised as NART-impaired. Analyses of NART-impaired and NART-unimpaired patient subgroups showing diffuse cortical damage indicated the former had a significantly higher mean NART error score and mean discrepancy between NART-predicted and observed IQs. However, a significantly lower mean verbal (VIQ) IQ score was also noted in the NART-impaired participants, suggesting that the risk of an impaired NART performance is greater in a diffusely damaged patient with a lower premorbid VIQ. © 2005 Psychology Press Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Skilbeck, CE (Associate Professor Clive Skilbeck)
ID Code:34391
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2005-07-27
Last Modified:2010-06-05

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