• It was only when the use of pre-season and post-concussion neurocognitive testing proved that concussions were having a real effect on brain function that the sports and medical community began to take them seriously, says Dr. William P. Meehan, III. (momsteam.com)
  • Baseline and post-concussion neuropsychological (NP) testing is now recommended for all athletes in sports with a high risk of concussion (e.g. football, lacrosse, hockey, soccer, basketball), regardless of age or level of performance, but the timing and type of testing may need to be adjusted for children and adolescents. (momsteam.com)
  • While computerized neuropsychological testing has become increasingly popular in concussion management in recent years , its use, particularly the need for baseline NP testing, remains controversial and, if anything, the trend appears to be away from recommending routine testing of all athletes, or even all athletes in contact or collision sports with a high risk of concussion. (momsteam.com)
  • Computerized neurocognitive tests which athletes can take in the comfort of their parent's home may be affordable, but MomsTeam's Brooke de Lench argues that concussion testing should be left to concussion professionals trained in properly administering and interpreting the results, not sold on line for use without supervision. (momsteam.com)
  • College-age athletes who had previously suffered a concussion performed more poorly on tests for verbal memory than those who had not, according to a new study presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine and 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® in June 2011. (momsteam.com)
  • Sport-Related Concussion and Neuropsychological Testing: Shaken or Stirred? (omicsonline.org)
  • The results of the test may help determine when an athlete who has had a concussion can return to play. (lancastergeneralhealth.org)
  • Motor Evoked Potential Abnormalities Following Acute Concussion Among High School and Collegiate Athletes: Relationship to Post-Concussive Symptoms, Neuropsychological Test Scores, and Balance Error Scores. (nocsae.org)
  • Although there have been many neuropsychological tests used to identify the effects of concussion, there are several major concerns of the methodological soundness and psychometric quality of commonly used practices. (illinois.edu)
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the commonly used neuropsychological sports concussion practices used for validity, reliability, and other psychometric characteristics. (illinois.edu)
  • There was, however, some administration problems identified relating to the random generated item selection of computerized concussion tests. (illinois.edu)
  • If you're an athlete who has sustained a concussion, the tests can tell when you can return to play and if there are any mood problems from the concussion. (autoaccident.com)
  • The Genetics and Metabolism Psychology Network (GMPN) www.gmpsych.org lists reference articles and applicable testing in those with metabolic disorders. (blogspot.com)
  • Most neuropsychological tests are traditional paper and pencil or computer-guided tests with fixed answers. (nicklauschildrens.org)
  • The samples of behavior that make up a paper-and-pencil test, the most common type of test, are a series of items. (wikipedia.org)
  • The neuropsychological tests usually involve paper-and-pencil tasks, answering questions, manipulating objects, and computerized tasks which are administered by a specially trained technician. (neuronj.com)
  • Three of the tests, Verbal Fluency Test (VFT), Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT) and Trail Making Test (TMT), were meta-analysed, and the pooled standardized effect size was significant for all three tests (0.25, -0.68 and 0.49, respectively). (nih.gov)
  • The Trail Making Test part B (TMT-B) is highly sensitive to age-related changes in the brain and cognitive function. (ru.nl)
  • METHOD: Individual patient and control data were obtained from original authors for 11 measures from four common neuropsychological tests: California or Rey Verbal Learning Task (VLT), Trail Making Test (TMT), Digit Span and/or Wisconsin Card Sorting Task. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Analyses included correlations between NCAT and the NP test scores to investigate convergent and discriminant validity, and regression analyses to identify the unique variance in NCAT and NP scores attributed to group status. (cogstate.com)
  • r ≥ 0.10), with no clear patterns suggestive of convergent or discriminant validity between the NCATs and NP tests. (cogstate.com)
  • Pencil and paper neuropsychological tests have proven useful for identifying cognitive deficits resulting from concussions, and have been available to sports medicine clinicians for years but have a number of limitations. (momsteam.com)
  • During testing, you will be asked to answer questions, do tasks with pencil and paper, remember information, and possibly respond to questions on a computer. (brainline.org)
  • You may be taking some of the tests on a computer, using pencil and paper, or using other objects. (lancastergeneralhealth.org)
  • You may be using a computer to take a test or simply pencil and paper. (autoaccident.com)
  • Existing inferential methods of testing for a deficit or dissociation in the single case are extended to allow researchers to control for the effects of covariates. (open.ac.uk)
  • The new (Bayesian) methods provide a significance test, point and interval estimates of the effect size for the difference between the case and controls, and point and interval estimates of the abnormality of a case's score, or standardized score difference. (open.ac.uk)
  • The methods have a wide range of potential applications, e.g., they can provide a means of increasing the statistical power to detect deficits or dissociations, or can be used to test whether differences between a case and controls survive partialling out the effects of potential confounding variables. (open.ac.uk)
  • CONCLUSIONS -Neuropsychological profiles of children with type 1 diabetes 6 years after the onset of disease are consistent with subtle compromise of anterior and medial temporal brain regions. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • A computerized neuropsychological test commonly used to evaluate sports-related concussions misclassified up to 29 percent of healthy participants in a recent test by a University of Texas at Arlington kinesiology researcher. (momsteam.com)
  • Parents should have the right to expect, if their child is playing contact or collision sports, that he or she undergo pre-season baseline and post-injury neuropsychological testing as the current consensus statement on concussions recommends for athletes in such sport, regardless of age or competitive level. (momsteam.com)
  • There is an increased awareness of concussions, which has evolved into developing better measurement tools to study the effects including neuropsychological components. (illinois.edu)
  • An examination of the Boston Naming Test: calculation of "estimated" 60-item score from 30- and 15-item scores in a cognitively impaired population," International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry , vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 351-355, 2011. (hindawi.com)
  • The goal of the testing is not only to help determine specific diagnoses that a child might have, but more importantly, to help determine and develop appropriate accommodations and interventions that would make the child's life easier. (nspt4kids.com)
  • Neuropsychological functioning assessed with MODA correlated with physical activity measured by the SF-36 at baseline (R=0.339), month 6 (R=0.275), month 12 (R=0.412), and month 24 (R=0.47). (nih.gov)
  • Neuropsychological functioning also correlated with mental health (as measured by SF-36) at baseline (R=0.34), month 6 (R=0.233), month 12 (R=0.427), and month 24 (R=0.628). (nih.gov)
  • Neuropsychological functioning significantly correlated with social activity (as measured by SF-36) at month 24 (R=0.455) but not at month 6 or 12, as it was for somatic pain perception (as measured by SF-36) at month 24, R=0.385, but not at baseline, month 6 or 12. (nih.gov)
  • The pattern of findings was similar for both techniques, but MRI showed less pronounced differences between both groups at baseline than the cognitive tests, and more importantly, less pronounced differences in rate of change. (alzheimersweekly.com)
  • In addition, it is argued that the current practice of expressing confidence limits on test scores on a standard score metric should be supplemented with confidence limits expressed as percentile ranks, because the latter provide a more direct and tangible indication of the uncertainty surrounding an observed score. (open.ac.uk)