The use of the neurobehavioral cognitive status examination with geriatric rehabilitation patients

Robert A. Ruchinskas, Nancy K. Repetz, Hedy K. Singer

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Objective: To provide normative data for 3 commonly encountered rehabilitation diagnostic groups and examine demographic influences on the Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination (NCSE, now called Cognistat). Design: Normative data are presented along with correlational associations to demographic variables. Analysis of variance was used to examine test scores between the 3 diagnostic groups. Participants: Eighty-six urban geriatric rehabilitation patients (34 recent total joint replacements, 22 with general medical conditions, and 30 with diagnosed neurological disorders). Results: Scores on many of the NCSE scales are associated with level of education. Five subtests evidenced performance differences between the joint replacement and neurologic groups. Conclusions: The NCSE has utility in detecting cognitive dysfunction with geriatric rehabilitation patients, although caution is suggested in NCSE interpretation in a lesser educated, older population because of educational effects on test performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-228
Number of pages10
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Geriatrics
Rehabilitation
Demography
Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System
Analysis of Variance
Education
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  • Health Professions(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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The use of the neurobehavioral cognitive status examination with geriatric rehabilitation patients. / Ruchinskas, Robert A.; Repetz, Nancy K.; Singer, Hedy K.

In: Rehabilitation Psychology, Vol. 46, No. 3, 2001, p. 219-228.

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