Development and Validation of the Neuropsychology Behavior and Affect Profile

Linda D. Nelson, Paul Satz, Maura Mitrushina, Wilfred Van Gorp, Domenic Cicchetti, Richard Lewis, Diana Van Lancker

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This series of 4 studies describes the psychometric properties of the Neuropsychology Behavior and Affect Profile, which consists of 5 peer-rated scales (106 items) designed to measure personality change in brain-impaired individuals. Study I pertains to item derivation. Study 2 used relatives of 61 Ss identified as demented to determine the test's internal consistency. Results showed moderate levels of internal consistency across the 5 scales, with slightly higher coefficients (.68-.82) obtained for present (vs. premorbid) emotional status. High test-retest reliability was demonstrated in Study 3 (intraclass correlation coefficients ranged from .92 to .99). Study 4 established discriminant validity; the instrument differentiated 61 demented Ss from 88 normal elderly controls on the basis of present behavioral affective style.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-272
Number of pages7
JournalPsychological Assessment
Volume1
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1989

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Neuropsychology
Psychometrics
Reproducibility of Results
Personality
Brain

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Nelson, L. D., Satz, P., Mitrushina, M., Van Gorp, W., Cicchetti, D., Lewis, R., & Van Lancker, D. (1989). Development and Validation of the Neuropsychology Behavior and Affect Profile. Psychological Assessment, 1(4), 266-272.

Development and Validation of the Neuropsychology Behavior and Affect Profile. / Nelson, Linda D.; Satz, Paul; Mitrushina, Maura; Van Gorp, Wilfred; Cicchetti, Domenic; Lewis, Richard; Van Lancker, Diana.

In: Psychological Assessment, Vol. 1, No. 4, 12.1989, p. 266-272.

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Nelson, LD, Satz, P, Mitrushina, M, Van Gorp, W, Cicchetti, D, Lewis, R & Van Lancker, D 1989, 'Development and Validation of the Neuropsychology Behavior and Affect Profile', Psychological Assessment, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 266-272.
Nelson LD, Satz P, Mitrushina M, Van Gorp W, Cicchetti D, Lewis R et al. Development and Validation of the Neuropsychology Behavior and Affect Profile. Psychological Assessment. 1989 Dec;1(4):266-272.
Nelson, Linda D. ; Satz, Paul ; Mitrushina, Maura ; Van Gorp, Wilfred ; Cicchetti, Domenic ; Lewis, Richard ; Van Lancker, Diana. / Development and Validation of the Neuropsychology Behavior and Affect Profile. In: Psychological Assessment. 1989 ; Vol. 1, No. 4. pp. 266-272.
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