Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
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Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status

  • Philip SchatzEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_210




The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS), developed by Chris Randolph, Ph.D., is a brief, individually administered test designed to evaluate and document the neuropsychological status of adults aged 20–89 years with suspected neurological deficit. The RBANS is typically administered in less than 30 min. It is composed of 12 subtests (list learning, story memory, figure copy, line orientation, digit span, coding, picture naming, semantic fluency, list recall, list recognition, story recall, and figure recall), yielding scores in the following five cognitive domains: attention, language, visuospatial/constructional abilities, and immediate and delayed memory. In addition, the RBANS includes two imbedded performance validity scales (effort scale and effort index) that have received extensive validation (Burton et al. 2015; Duff et al. 2011; Lippa et al. 2017; Moore et al. 2013).

Psychometric properties of the RBANS are well...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologySaint Joseph’s UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA