Factor analysis of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) in a large sample of patients suspected of dementia.

@article{Schmitt2010FactorAO,
  title={Factor analysis of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) in a large sample of patients suspected of dementia.},
  author={Andrew L Schmitt and Ronald B Livingston and Eric N Smernoff and Eirah M Reese and Donald G Hafer and Jillene B. Harris},
  journal={Applied neuropsychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          8-17
        }
}
The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS; Randolph, 1998) is a popular neuropsychological assessment instrument with research supporting its clinical utility. However, the index structure of the RBANS was derived theoretically and was not based on factor analysis. The purpose of this study was to examine the factor structure in a large heterogeneous sample of patients referred for a dementia evaluation, using exploratory factor analysis. Results suggest a… CONTINUE READING