Comparison of two brief neuropsychological batteries in people with multiple sclerosis

A. Solari, L. Mancuso, A. Motta, L. Mendozzi, C. Serrati

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Abstract

Background: We compared two brief neuropsychological batteries devised to assess people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and used them to assess the relationship between cognitive impairment and clinical characteristics. Methods: We administered either the Brief Repeatable Battery of Neuropsychological Tests (BRBNT) or the Screening Examination for Cognitive Impairment (SEFCI) to 213 consecutive MS outpatients and 213 individually matched controls. Results: Administration times were longer for BRBNT than SEFCI, for MS and controls (p=0.001). People with MS had lower scores in all individual tests than controls (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-176
Number of pages8
JournalMultiple Sclerosis Journal
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Outcome measure
  • Screening batteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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