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The Cognition Battery of the NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function: Validation in an Adult Sample

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 June 2014

Sandra Weintraub*
Affiliation:
Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center; Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Sureyya S. Dikmen
Affiliation:
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Robert K. Heaton
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, California
David S. Tulsky
Affiliation:
Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, and General Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York Spinal Cord Injury and Outcomes Laboratories, Kessler Foundation, West Orange, New Jersey
Philip David Zelazo
Affiliation:
Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jerry Slotkin
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Noelle E. Carlozzi
Affiliation:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Patricia J. Bauer
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Kathleen Wallner-Allen
Affiliation:
Westat, Rockville, Maryland
Nathan Fox
Affiliation:
Department of Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Richard Havlik
Affiliation:
Westat, Rockville, Maryland
Jennifer L. Beaumont
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Dan Mungas
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, California
Jennifer J. Manly
Affiliation:
Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Taub Institute for Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University, New York, New York
Claudia Moy
Affiliation:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland
Kevin Conway
Affiliation:
National Institute on Drug Abuse, Rockville, Maryland
Emmeline Edwards
Affiliation:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
Cindy J. Nowinski
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Richard Gershon
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
*
Correspondence and reprint requests to: Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine 320 E. Superior, Searle 11-467 Chicago, IL 60610E-mail: sweintraub@northwestern.edu

Abstract

This study introduces a special series on validity studies of the Cognition Battery (CB) from the U.S. National Institutes of Health Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function (NIHTB) (Gershon, Wagster et al., 2013) in an adult sample. This first study in the series describes the sample, each of the seven instruments in the NIHTB-CB briefly, and the general approach to data analysis. Data are provided on test–retest reliability and practice effects, and raw scores (mean, standard deviation, range) are presented for each instrument and the gold standard instruments used to measure construct validity. Accompanying papers provide details on each instrument, including information about instrument development, psychometric properties, age and education effects on performance, and convergent and discriminant construct validity. One study in the series is devoted to a factor analysis of the NIHTB-CB in adults and another describes the psychometric properties of three composite scores derived from the individual measures representing fluid and crystallized abilities and their combination. The NIHTB-CB is designed to provide a brief, comprehensive, common set of measures to allow comparisons among disparate studies and to improve scientific communication. (JINS, 2014, 20, 1–12)

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Copyright © The International Neuropsychological Society 2014 

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