HUMANS: An english and spanish neuropsychological test battery for assessing HIV-1-infected individuals - Initial report

Frances L. Wilkie, Karl Goodkin, Alfredo Ardila, Mauricio Concha, Diana Lee, Robert Lecusay, Paola Suarez, Maria H. Van Zuilen, Rebeca Molina, Sandra O'Mellan

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Abstract

A neuropsychological battery for testing HIV-1-infected individuals in Spanish was developed. We refer to this battery as the HIV/University of Miami Annotated Neuropsychological test battery in Spanish (HUMANS). The HUMANS battery includes recommendations of the National Institute of Mental Health Neuropsychology Workgroup on HIV-1 infection and measures processes in the following 7 cognitive domains: attention, verbal and visual memory, information processing speed, abstraction and executive functioning, language, visuospatial and visuoconstructive, and motor. Administration requires approximately 3 to 4 hr. The English version of the battery is sensitive to HIV-1 serostatus and Centers for Disease Control clinical disease stage. We report on the test selection, translation, and adaptation of this parallel English battery into Spanish using methods to eliminate linguistically and culturally biased items in some tests. The importance of standardized neuropsychological instruments equivalent in different languages to test HIV-1-positive individuals for impairment is emphasized. Validation and reliability studies are in progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-133
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Neuropsychology
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Keywords

  • English
  • HIV
  • Neuropsychological tests
  • Spanish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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    Wilkie, F. L., Goodkin, K., Ardila, A., Concha, M., Lee, D., Lecusay, R., Suarez, P., Van Zuilen, M. H., Molina, R., & O'Mellan, S. (2004). HUMANS: An english and spanish neuropsychological test battery for assessing HIV-1-infected individuals - Initial report. Applied Neuropsychology, 11(3), 121-133. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15324826an1103_1