Discriminating cognitive screening and cognitive testing from neuropsychological assessment: implications for professional practice

Cady K. Block, Douglas E Johnson-Greene, Neil Pliskin, Corwin Boake

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: To provide clarification on the distinction between cognitive screening, cognitive testing, and neuropsychological assessment and highlight practical implications. Method: Non-systematic brief clinical review. Results: There is a present lack of explicit distinction between the various levels of measurement of cognitive functioning with regard to goals, indications for use, levels of complexity, and outcome. There is also a lack of guidance regarding the identification of who should be responsible for the administration and interpretation at each level. Conclusions: There is a growing awareness of the importance of cognitive health and disability, and of the importance of measurement of cognitive functions across the lifespan. For example, cognitive screening has been mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, and language contained within new psychiatric diagnostic criteria and healthcare regulatory changes reflect increased consideration of the importance of measurement of cognition. Changes such as these necessitate greater clarity on this important issue as it bears implications for professional practice, which ranges from education and training competencies, practice standards, and the way that neuropsychologists clarify and advocate for the value of specialty referrals for comprehensive assessment in a competitive and ever-changing healthcare market.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-500
Number of pages14
JournalClinical Neuropsychologist
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

Fingerprint

Professional Practice
Cognition
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Health Care Sector
Psychiatry
Language
Referral and Consultation
Delivery of Health Care
Education
Health
Screening
Testing

Keywords

  • clinical neuropsychologist
  • Cognitive screening
  • cognitive testing
  • neuropsychological assessment
  • neuropsychologist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Cite this

Discriminating cognitive screening and cognitive testing from neuropsychological assessment : implications for professional practice. / Block, Cady K.; Johnson-Greene, Douglas E; Pliskin, Neil; Boake, Corwin.

In: Clinical Neuropsychologist, Vol. 31, No. 3, 03.04.2017, p. 487-500.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

@article{92d2083b13cd4d0d8466b9c37a89543b,
title = "Discriminating cognitive screening and cognitive testing from neuropsychological assessment: implications for professional practice",
abstract = "Objective: To provide clarification on the distinction between cognitive screening, cognitive testing, and neuropsychological assessment and highlight practical implications. Method: Non-systematic brief clinical review. Results: There is a present lack of explicit distinction between the various levels of measurement of cognitive functioning with regard to goals, indications for use, levels of complexity, and outcome. There is also a lack of guidance regarding the identification of who should be responsible for the administration and interpretation at each level. Conclusions: There is a growing awareness of the importance of cognitive health and disability, and of the importance of measurement of cognitive functions across the lifespan. For example, cognitive screening has been mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, and language contained within new psychiatric diagnostic criteria and healthcare regulatory changes reflect increased consideration of the importance of measurement of cognition. Changes such as these necessitate greater clarity on this important issue as it bears implications for professional practice, which ranges from education and training competencies, practice standards, and the way that neuropsychologists clarify and advocate for the value of specialty referrals for comprehensive assessment in a competitive and ever-changing healthcare market.",
keywords = "clinical neuropsychologist, Cognitive screening, cognitive testing, neuropsychological assessment, neuropsychologist",
author = "Block, {Cady K.} and Johnson-Greene, {Douglas E} and Neil Pliskin and Corwin Boake",
year = "2017",
month = "4",
day = "3",
doi = "10.1080/13854046.2016.1267803",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "31",
pages = "487--500",
journal = "Clinical Neuropsychologist",
issn = "1385-4046",
publisher = "Swets & Zeitlinger",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Discriminating cognitive screening and cognitive testing from neuropsychological assessment

T2 - implications for professional practice

AU - Block, Cady K.

AU - Johnson-Greene, Douglas E

AU - Pliskin, Neil

AU - Boake, Corwin

PY - 2017/4/3

Y1 - 2017/4/3

N2 - Objective: To provide clarification on the distinction between cognitive screening, cognitive testing, and neuropsychological assessment and highlight practical implications. Method: Non-systematic brief clinical review. Results: There is a present lack of explicit distinction between the various levels of measurement of cognitive functioning with regard to goals, indications for use, levels of complexity, and outcome. There is also a lack of guidance regarding the identification of who should be responsible for the administration and interpretation at each level. Conclusions: There is a growing awareness of the importance of cognitive health and disability, and of the importance of measurement of cognitive functions across the lifespan. For example, cognitive screening has been mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, and language contained within new psychiatric diagnostic criteria and healthcare regulatory changes reflect increased consideration of the importance of measurement of cognition. Changes such as these necessitate greater clarity on this important issue as it bears implications for professional practice, which ranges from education and training competencies, practice standards, and the way that neuropsychologists clarify and advocate for the value of specialty referrals for comprehensive assessment in a competitive and ever-changing healthcare market.

AB - Objective: To provide clarification on the distinction between cognitive screening, cognitive testing, and neuropsychological assessment and highlight practical implications. Method: Non-systematic brief clinical review. Results: There is a present lack of explicit distinction between the various levels of measurement of cognitive functioning with regard to goals, indications for use, levels of complexity, and outcome. There is also a lack of guidance regarding the identification of who should be responsible for the administration and interpretation at each level. Conclusions: There is a growing awareness of the importance of cognitive health and disability, and of the importance of measurement of cognitive functions across the lifespan. For example, cognitive screening has been mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, and language contained within new psychiatric diagnostic criteria and healthcare regulatory changes reflect increased consideration of the importance of measurement of cognition. Changes such as these necessitate greater clarity on this important issue as it bears implications for professional practice, which ranges from education and training competencies, practice standards, and the way that neuropsychologists clarify and advocate for the value of specialty referrals for comprehensive assessment in a competitive and ever-changing healthcare market.

KW - clinical neuropsychologist

KW - Cognitive screening

KW - cognitive testing

KW - neuropsychological assessment

KW - neuropsychologist

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85003946067&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85003946067&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/13854046.2016.1267803

DO - 10.1080/13854046.2016.1267803

M3 - Review article

C2 - 27937143

AN - SCOPUS:85003946067

VL - 31

SP - 487

EP - 500

JO - Clinical Neuropsychologist

JF - Clinical Neuropsychologist

SN - 1385-4046

IS - 3

ER -