Neurospychoglogical assessment (Approaches of assessment (Laboratory…
neuropsychologival Assessment objectives
relationship between brain and behavior
assessment cognitive deficits
|| What is the nature and extent of the cog. imp,?
What, which how severe
||| What are the practical consequences of cog. imp?
|V in what way is an individuals mood and behaivior affected by brain lession?
| Is there evidence of organic brain dysfunction
Sometimes only on cog imp.
V Does cognitive preformance change over the time?
V| . What are cognitive strengths and weaknesses of an individual regarding the rehabilitation process?
Approaches of assessment
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SPECT and PET
Images of blood flow and activity of different brain areas
Radioactive update active parts
Hypodense are darker
Ventricles size atrophy or oedema
primary cortical ways
Event-related potentials (ERPs)
secundairy cortical areeas
Detection of stenosis (narrowing) of an artery leading blood to the brain (internal carotid or vertebral artery)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
3 clinical interview
Questionarre and symotoms checklist
Brief informal assessment basic cognition
individual hypothesis testing
When there is no previous information check
I. General demographic information
Individual’s best performance on any of the cognitive tests applied
III. Tests that are relatively resistant to the general effects of brain injury
National adult reading test
finger nose test
Brief mental state examination
appropriate choice of measurement
Culture fair test
Good theoretical and practical knowledge of the measures used
Consideration of patients’ characteristics
Good knowledge of type and severity of disease and deficits
Consideration of referral question
Impaired comprehension makes test results invalid