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Repeatable Battery for Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS)
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Supplemental: Stroke
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.
The RBANS is one of the most comprehensive yet logistical reasonable test batteries, assessing the domains of immediate memory, visuospatial/construction, language, attention, and delayed memory. The battery yields an overall score and for each of the five domains. Available in English and Spanish.  With the addition of a measure of executive function, represents a wide-ranging assessment of post-stroke cognition for both inpatients and outpatients.
Advantages: Multi-dimensional battery of concussion relevant domains. Sports concussion literature does demonstrate discriminability between concussion and controls.
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.
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