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Factor Analysis of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery: IV: Intelligence and Pathognomonic Scales.
International Journal of Neuroscience
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
  • Thomas A. Hammeke, University of South Dakota
  • David C. Osmon, University of South Dakota
  • Jerry J. Sweet, University of South Dakota
  • Arnold D. Purisch
  • Benjamin Graber
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1981
Keywords
  • Adult,
  • Brain Damage,
  • Delirium,
  • Dementia,
  • Amnestic,
  • Cognitive Disorders,
  • Factor Analysis,
  • Intelligence Tests,
  • Personality Disorders,
  • Schizophrenic Psychology.
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
This paper examined the factor structure of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery Scales Intelligence and Pathognomonic. The subjects for the study were 270 patients, including 90 normal patients, 90 psychiatric patients, and 90 neurological patients. A principal factor analysis with communalities on the diagonal and iterated to the most ideal solution was used, followed by rotation to the simplest factor structure. The analysis yielded 4 subfactors for each of the two Luria scales. On the Intelligence scale, factors were general verbal intelligence, arithmetic, a frontal verbal factor, and a right frontal sequencing factor. Analysis of the Pathognomonic scale yielded a simple perceptual/expressive factor, a construction speed factor, a basic visual/spatial factor, and a higher cognitive factor. These results were generally in accord with Luria's theories.
DOI
10.3109/00207458109043305
Citation Information
Charles J. Golden, Thomas A. Hammeke, David C. Osmon, Jerry J. Sweet, et al.. "Factor Analysis of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery: IV: Intelligence and Pathognomonic Scales." International Journal of Neuroscience Vol. 13 Iss. 2-3 (1981) p. 87 - 92 ISSN: 0020-7454
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/84/