Flashcards in Lecture 59: Neuropsych Testing Deck (26):
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
Objective personality test to identify normal personality structure and psychopathology w/ validity scales
Rorschach Ink Blots test: type and describe set-up
Projective personality assessment; 10 cards w/ free association and inquiry phase
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT): type and describe set-up
Projective personality test; subject asked to tell a dramatic story about pictures
Sentence completion test: type and describe set-up
Projective personality test; patient completes sentences started by an examiner ("I wish...")
Psychopathology rating scales/screening tools have two broad categories and examples of the later category
Research tools; Tools with clinical utility (Beck Depression Inventory and PHQ-9/2)
BDI particularly addresses
Cognitive symptoms of depression (thoughts/feelings)
Psychological Testing (def) and clinical uses (2)
Formal assessment of emotionality, intellectual abilities, personality characteristics and psychopathology; can aid in differential dx and treatment recommendations
Neuropsychological Testing (def)
Formal assessment of cognitive function, behavior, functional impairment
Goals of neuropsych testing
1. Dx; 2. Understand deficit and impact on fxn; 3. Measure change overtime; 4. Localization (?)
What can neuropsych testing not do
Answer cause of deficit
Neuropsych measures (2)
IQ and neurocognitive battery
Neurocognitive battery includes (6)
Processing speed, attention, WM, learning, problem solving, social cognition
Mental age vs chronological age
A person's level of intellectual functions vs actual age
Intelligent Quotient (IQ) definition according to age
IQ = Mental age/ Chronological age x 100
IQ pts for borderline intellectual functioning. IQ SD?
Verbal comprehension and WM
Perceptual organization and processing speed
What's a test used to evaluate skills for daily living in mentally retarded individuals?
Vineland Social Maturity Scale
Tests of executive function (3)
Verbal fluency (name words w/ letter, category), stroop test, wisconsin card sorting test
Wisconsin card sorting test tests...Sensitive to what brain region?
What test evaluates visual memory?
Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure Test
How to test verbal learning/memory?
California Verbal Learning Test
Clinical usefulness of formal neuropsych assessment
In absence of physical exam/imaging finding, can demonstrate whether or not a deficit exists and what it is and how it changes over time
What is a screen for Alzheimer's? What does it assess (6) and what does it NOT?
Mini-Mental Status Exam: attention, calculation, orientation, STM, language, visuospatial; does NOT assess executive function
What are the advantages of the MoCA?
Evaluates the domains of MMSE PLUS executive functions (clock-drawing and Trails)