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A brief neuropsychological battery for use in the chronic heart failure population


Bauer, Lisa, Pozehl, Bunny, Hertzog, Melody, Johnson, Julene, Zimmerman, Lani, Filipi, Mary


European Journal Of Cardiovascular Nursing: Journal Of The Working Group On Cardiovascular Nursing Of The European Society Of Cardiology, Volume: 11, No.: 2, Pages.: 223-230

Year of Publication



Background: Cognitive impairment is a recognized consequence of heart failure; however, there are no neuropsychological batteries with documented psychometric data in the chronic heart failure population.; Aims: To document the psychometric properties of a brief neuropsychological battery in a chronic heart failure sample.; Methods: The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status, Trail Making Test Part A and Part B, and letter fluency was administered to a sample of individuals with chronic heart failure.; Results: Eighty individuals with stable heart failure participated in this study. Individuals with chronic heart failure scored significantly lower than expected age and education adjusted norms in the domains of attention (p < 0.001), memory (p < 0.001), language (p < 0.001), executive function (p < 0.001), and psychomotor speed (p = 0.02). Scores on the tests of memory and executive function correlated to functional status (r = 0.28, p = 0.02 and r = 0.29, p = 0.03, respectively). Acceptable convergent validity and test-retest reliability were documented for this battery.; Conclusion: The neuropsychological battery had adequate reliability and validity in individuals with chronic heart failure.;

Bibtex Citation

@article{Bauer_2011, doi = {10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2011.03.007}, url = {}, year = 2011, month = {apr}, publisher = {{SAGE} Publications}, author = {Lisa Bauer and Bunny Pozehl and Melody Hertzog and Julene Johnson and Lani Zimmerman and Mary Filipi}, title = {A brief neuropsychological battery for use in the chronic heart failure population}, journal = {European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing} }


aged, aged, 80 and over, attention, chronic disease, cognition disorders, diagnosis, executive function, female, heart failure, humans, male, memory, middle aged, neuropsychological tests, nursing, psychology, psychometrics, reproducibility of results, self report, standards

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Types of Study

Cohort Study

Type of Outcomes


Type of Interventions

Diagnostic Target Identification

Diagnostic Targets

Cognition testing (inc. task driven tests such as clock drawing)