The 'preliminary neuropsychological battery'. An instrument to grade the cognitive level of minimally responsive patients.

@article{Cossa1999TheN,
  title={The 'preliminary neuropsychological battery'. An instrument to grade the cognitive level of minimally responsive patients.},
  author={Federico Maria Cossa and M Fabiani and A Farinato and Marcella Laiacona and Erminio Capitani},
  journal={Brain injury},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={
          583-92
        }
}
An early, formalized cognitive evaluation of'minimally responsive' patients could be important in the planning of their care and rehabilitation as well as in providing a realistic prognosis and studying the modality of the cognitive recovery. A short, bedside, neuropsychologically-oriented test-battery, the Preliminary Neuropsychological Battery, a psychometric tool which enables the cognitive evaluation of these patients and of patients unable to give verbal or complex motor answers, has been… CONTINUE READING

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