This is a quick and convenient way to screen adults for neuropsychological symptoms. This brief self-report questionnaire addresses both global impairment and specific symptom areas, eliciting diagnostically relevant information that might otherwise go unreported. The NIS brings up symptoms that patients often fail to mention in a clinical interview.
The test’s subscale scores are: Cognitive efficiency; Attention; Memory; Frustration Tolerance; Learning-Verbal; Academic Skills and Critical Items.
An alternative version of the assessment, the Observer report, can be completed by a relative or close friend, providing a different perspective on the person’s symptoms.
Authors: William E. O’Donnell, PhD, MPH; Clinton B. DeSoto, PhD; Janet L. DeSoto, EdD and Don McQ. Reynolds, PhD
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