Behavior Research Methods

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 940–949 | Cite as

Development and validation of a World-Wide-Web-based neurocognitive assessment battery: WebNeuro

  • Steven M. Silverstein
  • Sarah Berten
  • Patricia Olson
  • Robert Paul
  • Leanne M. Williams
  • Nicholas Cooper
  • Evian Gordon
Article

Abstract

Assessment of neurocognitive functioning is a critical task in many clinical, educational, service, and industrial settings. We report on descriptive and validation data of a new, World-Wide-Web-based, comprehensive battery of neurocognitive functioning, WebNeuro, that can be used in both applied and research contexts. Fifty healthy control participants completed both WebNeuro, and an established non-Internet-based computerized cognitive assessment battery, IntegNeuro, that uses a touchscreen platform. Results indicated comparability across the two batteries, in terms of critical single test scores, factor analysis derived indices, overall performance scores, and sex differences. These results support the validity of WebNeuro as a neurocognitive assessment measure. Advantages of its use in applied and research settings are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven M. Silverstein
    • 1
  • Sarah Berten
    • 1
  • Patricia Olson
    • 2
  • Robert Paul
    • 3
  • Leanne M. Williams
    • 4
    • 5
  • Nicholas Cooper
    • 6
  • Evian Gordon
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Division of Schizophrenia ResearchUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyPiscataway
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityEvanston
  3. 3.University of MissouriSt. Louis
  4. 4.Westmead HospitalSydneyAustralia
  5. 5.University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  6. 6.Brain Resource CompanySydneyAustralia

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