Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status

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The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status is a neuropsychological assessment initially introduced in 1998.[1] It consists of ten subtests which give five scores, one for each of the five domains tested (immediate memory, visuospatial/constructional, language, attention, delayed memory). There is no assessment of executive function, category fluency and motor responses. It takes about half an hour to administer.[2] It was originally introduced in the screening for dementia, but has also found application in other situations,[2] such as hepatic encephalopathy.[3]

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  1. ^ Randolph C, Tierney MC, Mohr E, Chase TN (June 1998). "The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS): preliminary clinical validity". J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 20 (3): 310–9. doi:10.1076/jcen.20.3.310.823. PMID 9845158. 
  2. ^ a b Howieson, Diane Black; Lezak, Muriel Deutsch; Loring, David W. (2004). Neuropsychological assessment. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford University Press. p. 696. ISBN 0-19-511121-4. 
  3. ^ Randolph C, Hilsabeck R, Kato A, et al. (May 2009). "Neuropsychological assessment of hepatic encephalopathy: ISHEN practice guidelines". Liver Int. 29 (5): 629–35. doi:10.1111/j.1478-3231.2009.02009.x. PMID 19302444.