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Validity of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery in a Mixed Psychiatric and Brain-Injured Population.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-1977
Keywords
  • Chronic Brain Damage,
  • Diagnosis,
  • Psychological Tests,
  • Psychometrics,
  • Psychotic Disorders.
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
Investigated the usefulness of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery in a setting with mixed neurological and psychotic referrals. 116 patients chosen from consecutive referrals to a neuropsychologist because of the need to differentiate between a possible organic or psychotic condition were evaluated. Each patient was given the full battery as well as all appropriate medical procedures. Test effectiveness is reported for the discrimination of each brain-injured group tested (left, right, diffuse) from the psychotic sample on each test and on the battery overall. The battery was found to be over 90% effective in identification and localization according to a discriminant analysis, although the individual tests were found to be more discriminating when normal controls were used. The use of the battery in settings with mixed referrals is discussed as well as some diagnostic procedures appropriate to this type of population.
DOI
10.1037/0022-006X.45.6.1043
Citation Information
Charles J. Golden. "Validity of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery in a Mixed Psychiatric and Brain-Injured Population." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Vol. 45 Iss. 6 (1977) p. 1043 - 1051 ISSN: 0022-006X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/217/