Cognitive assessment

Graham E. Powell

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI:
Cognitive assessment

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Psychometric methods based on classical test theory have permitted the development of reliable and valid tests assessing a wide range of intellectual and cognitive functions. Test results assist in formulation and diagnosis, guide rehabilitation and management, provide baseline measures to detect change, and generally assist clinical decision-making regarding such issues as capacity. Tests and assessment procedures are being further developed so as to improve their ecological validity, enabling better prediction of real-life behaviour and functioning.

Chapter.  8117 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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