The FAB: A frontal assessment battery at bedside

@article{Dubois2000TheFA,
  title={The FAB: A frontal assessment battery at bedside},
  author={Bruno Dubois and Andrea Slachevsky and Irene Litvan and Bernard Pillon},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={55},
  pages={1621–1626}
}
OBJECTIVE To devise a short bedside cognitive and behavioral battery to assess frontal lobe functions. [] Key Method The authors studied 42 normal subjects and 121 patients with various degrees of frontal lobe dysfunction (PD, n = 24; multiple system atrophy, n = 6; corticobasal degeneration, n = 21; progressive supranuclear palsy, n = 47; frontotemporal dementia, n = 23).

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