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Computer-Based Neuropsychological Assessment: A Validation of Structured Examination of Executive Functions and Emotion

  • Gilberto Galindo-Aldana
  • Victoria Meza-Kubo
  • Gustavo Castillo-Medina
  • Israel Ledesma-Amaya
  • Javier Galarza-Del-Angel
  • Alfredo Padilla-López
  • Alberto L. Morán
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10906)

Abstract

An increase in the use of Computer-Based Neuropsychological Assessment tools (CBNA) has approached clinical neuropsychology appliance. In clinical diagnosis practice it is strongly needed to acquire precise data which often presents a challenge for clinicians and neuroscientists. Procedures for validation of methods in clinical neuropsychology are reliable when results between clinical and control samples are expected and observed different, by using paper-based and computer-based methods. The aim of the present study is to describe the validation procedures of a CBNA tool in a sample of control and clinical participants. The method consisted in comparing 35 control adolescents with 33 clinically referred pairs. A CBNA composed by two neuropsychological assessment tests for measuring effect of emotions on executive functions, was administered to each participant. Results showed differences between groups, observed in performance over the tasks. It was concluded that CBNA gives accurately results that otherwise could not be acquired by conventional paper-based methods, reducing errors of tests administration and application costs, as well as conserving reliability.

Keywords

Computer-based Assessment Neuropsychology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilberto Galindo-Aldana
    • 1
  • Victoria Meza-Kubo
    • 2
  • Gustavo Castillo-Medina
    • 2
  • Israel Ledesma-Amaya
    • 1
  • Javier Galarza-Del-Angel
    • 1
  • Alfredo Padilla-López
    • 1
  • Alberto L. Morán
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering and Bussiness School, Guadalupe Victoria, Research Group of Mental Health, Society and ProfessionUniversidad Autónoma de Baja CaliforniaMexicaliMéxico
  2. 2.Faculty of Sciences, Research Group of Technology for Intelligent EnvironmentsUniversidad Autónoma de Baja CaliforniaEnsenadaMéxico

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