Validity of the Neuropsychological Test Battery
Principal Investigator: Dennis Zgaljardic, Ph.D.
Purpose of the Study: The Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB; Stern & White, 2003) is a comprehensive neuropsychological test battery. The NAB incorporates five tests of “daily living” as a means to assess skills that are “congruent with an analogous real-world behavior”. The five measures include:
- Driving Scenes (attention)
- Daily Living Memory (memory)
- Map Reading (spatial)
- Bill Payment (language)
- Judgment (executive)
The ecological validity of the NAB Daily Living Measures have not been assessed using a brain-injured population. The purpose of the current study was to assess the relationship between the NAB daily living measures and the Mayo-Portland instrument (a well known rating instrument of functional status in individuals with disabilities) in patients with traumatic brain injury.