A brief neuropsychological screening battery to detect brain damage in a psychiatric population

William T. Riley, Paul A Mabe, James M. Schear

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Abstract

Seventy-five patients admitted to the psychiatric unit of a general hospital were administered a brief neuropsychological screening battery. Discharge diagnoses obtained from the medical records revealed that 20% had brainbased pathology. A discriminant function analysis resulted in a five-variable model (Symbol-Digit Modalities Test, educational level, Psychiatric-Organic subscale of the MMPI, and Shipley Vocabulary and Abstraction scores) which correctly classified 84% of the subjects, with 87% correct identification of the brain-damaged group. A jackknife cross-validation procedure resulted in comparable hit rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1987

Keywords

  • brain-damage screening
  • discriminant analysis
  • neuropsychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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