Rivermead Behavioral Inattention Test
Behavioral inattention test; Behavioral inattention test; BIT; RBIT
The Rivermead Behavioral Inattention Test (BIT) provides an objective measure of unilateral visual neglect across 15 subtests divided into two major sections. Nine “behavioral” subtests are performance-based, sampling various aspects of daily living (e.g., dialing a phone, coin sorting, reading menus and maps). The remaining six “conventional” subtests represent traditional neurocognitive testing procedures (e.g., letter cancellation, line bisection, figure copying). Each major subscale offers differing cutting scores for use in diagnosis and may be combined to produce a total index. Two parallel forms are available, each of which requires about 40 minutes to administer.
Unilateral neglect (also referred to as “visual inattention” or “hemineglect”) refers to decreased or absent appreciation of objects or events in one hemi-space, usually the left. Numerous techniques have been...
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