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Precision in neuropsychology. Four challenges when using simplified assumptions

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Title: Precision in neuropsychology. Four challenges when using simplified assumptions
Authors: Stålhammar, Jacob
Issue Date: 16-May-2019
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: I. Stålhammar, J., Nordlund, A., Wallin, A. An example of exceptional practice effects in the verbal domain Neurocase 2015; 21(2):162-8

II. Stålhammar, J., Rydén, I., Nordlund, A., Wallin, A. Boston Naming Test automatic credits inflate scores of nonaphasic mild dementia patients J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2016; 38(4):381-92

III. Stålhammar, J., Hellström, P., Joas, E., Göthlin, M., Rolstad, S., Eckerström, C., Eckerström, M., Wallin, A. From slow and stable, to abrupt and variable; the range of mild cognitive impairment-to-dementia neuropsychology change scores Submitted online 2019-03-03. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

IV. Stålhammar, J., Hellström, P., Eckerström, C., Wallin, A. Neuropsychological test performance of middle aged native and non-native Swedish speakers: No executive advantage. Manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2019-06-10
Disputation: Måndagen den 10 juni 2019, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Neuropsychology
practice effects
mild cognitive impairment
second language effects
Abstract: Cognition comprises all thought processes, from perception to memory. Neuropsychological tests are the gold standard (= best way) to measure cognition. However, clinical assessment may at times have to rely on simplified assumptions. This work addresses potential risks of four such assumptions through neuropsychological tests and statistical analysis from: a case report (Paper I); participant data from the Gothenburg Mild Cognitive Impairment study (Papers II, III); and the Swedish Cardio ... more
ISBN: 978-91-7833-420-9 (PRINT)
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