When should a Neuropsychological Test be performed???

Hans Christian Eidenert hce at oden.se
Mon Sep 2 19:09:35 EST 1996


Hello,

I would like to know at what point after a Brain Injury a complete
neuropsychological examination should be performed on a patient? Is it
possible to argue that no examination should take place due to the
patient's poor condition? If the patient can talk and move and appears to
have an intact long term memory but short term memory deficits and poor
orientation in time and place is there any good reason why a complete
neuropsychological evaluation cannot take place? Is it feasible for a
doctor to make any kind of statement regarding a patient's cognitive
functions without first performing a comprehensive neuropsychological
examination?

Are there any other tests apart from the following that should be performed:

Halstead-Reitan Neuropsych battery
WAIS-R
Peabody Picture Vocab Test Revised
Wechsler Memory Scale
Symbol Digit Modalities
Bender Gestalt
Controlled Oral Word Association Test
Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test
Grooved Pegboard
Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test
Judgment of Line Orientation Test
Grip strength and finger tapping tests

I appreciate if you could send me a reply to my query via e-mail.

Thanx in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Christian Eidenert

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