TABLE F.1 Neurobehavioral Tests

Domain of Function

Test Examples

Overall cognitive ability

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R); Raven Progressive Matrices; syntactic reasoning

Attention and concentration

Digit-span test from WAIS-R; Bourdon-Wiersma Vigilance Test; Continuous Performance Test

Motor skills

Grooved pegboard; finger-tapping; Santa Ana dexterity test; simple reaction time

Visuomotor coordination

Digit-symbol from WAIS-R; Trails A and B; Aiming (Pursuit Aiming II)

Visuospatial relations

Block design from WAIS-R

Memory

Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised, including paired associates; Benton Visual Retention; serial digit learning

Affect and personality

Profile of Mood States (POMS); Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI); MMPI-2

 

SOURCE: Adapted from Fiedler et al., 1996; Proctor and White, 1990.

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