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Repeatable Battery for Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS)
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Classification
Exploratory: Sport-Related Concussion (SRC)
Short Description of Instrument
The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) is a brief standardized screening tool that is designed to measure neuropsychological status in adults. The RBANS is made up of 12 subtests and takes approximately 30 minutes to administer.
 
Advantages: Multi-dimensional battery of concussion relevant domains. Sports concussion literature does demonstrate discriminability between concussion and controls.
Scoring
The RBANS uses standardized norms to measure the subjects status in five cognitive domains:
  
1). Immediate memory
2). Visuospatial/constructional
3). Language
4). Attention  
5). Delayed Memory
 
Index scores are then converted to classifications that are used to assess the subject’s neuropsychological status.
References
Killam C, Cautin LR, Santucci A. Assessing the enduring residual neuropsychological effects of head trauma in college athletes who participate in contact sports. Clin Neuropsychol. 2005;20(5):599–611.  
 
Moser RS, Schatz P. Enduring effects of concussion in youth athletes. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2002;17(1):91–100.
 
Moser RS, Schatz P, Jordan BD. Prolonged effects of concussion in high school athletes. Neurosurgery. 2005;57(2):300–306.
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