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Factor Analysis of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery. I. Motor, Rhythm, and Tactile Scales.
International Journal of Neuroscience
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
  • Jerry J. Sweet, University of South Dakota
  • Thomas A. Hammeke, University of South Dakota
  • Arnold D. Purisch
  • B. Graber
  • David C. Osmon, University of South Dakota
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  • Adolescent,
  • Adult,
  • Auditory Perception,
  • Brain Diseases,
  • Diagnosis,
  • Factor Analysis,
  • Mental Disorders,
  • Middle Aged,
  • Motor Skills,
  • Periodicity,
  • Prejudice,
  • Psychological Tests,
  • Stereognosis,
  • Touch.
In recent years, Golden and his associates have devised and presented a standardized version of Luria's neuropsychological examination. One of the main advantages of this battery over Luria's more qualitative approach is the possibility of examining a number of the theoretical statements made by Lauria concerning the relationship of basic psychological skills which make up the tests in each of ten major areas of neuropsychological function. The present paper is an initial attempt to examine some of the interrelationships among items on the standardized battery and to compare these to Luria's theoretical structures. To do this the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery was administered to a mixed neurological, psychiatric and normal population of 272 individuals. From the results of study of these patients, principle axis factor analyses with communalities on the diagonal) were done on three scales (Motor, Rhythm, Tactile) and obliquely rotated to the simplest solution. The resulting factors were found, in general, to conform to the factors predicted by Luria's theory. The interpretation of each factor found is discussed, as well as its implication. Future papers are planned to deal with the factor structure of further scales on the standardized battery.
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Charles J. Golden, Jerry J. Sweet, Thomas A. Hammeke, Arnold D. Purisch, et al.. "Factor Analysis of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery. I. Motor, Rhythm, and Tactile Scales." International Journal of Neuroscience Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (1980) p. 91 - 99 ISSN: 0020-7454
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