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The COGBAT Cognitive Basic Assessment test set measures neuropsychological dimensions that are relevant to many different patient groups.
It is used to clarify the cognitive status of patients with neurological and/or psychiatric disorders. COGBAT is used with individuals with psychiatric disorders or organic diseases. However, it is also used with individuals who are undergoing treatment that might impair cognition and with individuals with post-operative cognitive dysfunction. The aim is to assess cognitive status as comprehensively (broadly) as possible but also in a manner that is as economical as possible in terms of time. Using carefully selected and in some cases specially adapted tests, the test set measures subdimensions in the areas of attention, memory and executive functions. COGBAT thus identifies cognitive areas in which a deficit may be present and follow-up assessments enable a comparison between two test sessions (e.g. when evaluating an intervention). Thus the test set is available in two parallel test forms (S1 and S2)*. Significant areas can then be investigated in depth with specific tests.
An easily understood evaluation provides a rapid overview of impaired and unimpaired dimensions. COGBAT is often used in situations in which for reasons of time neuropsychological testing has not in the past been carried out routinely, or when specific neuropsychological expertise is unavailable. For example, it is of use in outpatient psychotherapy practices, neurological, psychosomatic and cardiac rehabilitation centers, psychiatric clinics, day centers and hospital outpatient clinics. The focus is often on the possibility of reintegration to work.
A special feature of COGBAT is the global norming, which enables an individual’s results to be compared with those of a representative sample over all age groups (adolescence and adults).
*COGBAT-S1 and COGBAT-S2 are parallel forms that are managed as separate products in VTS Marketplace for administrative reasons. If you purchase test specifications for COGBAT-S1, you can also automatically use them for COGBAT-S2 or vice versa.
The dimensions of the test set were selected in a multi-stage process. First, a shortlist of relevant cognitive dimensions was drawn up by the authors from the current literature. This shortlist was submitted to various experts for discussion and to obtain their opinion. In parallel with the selection of dimensions, a comprehensive literature search was carried out to identify up-to-date and clinically proven test paradigms. The paradigms were evaluated in terms of time efficiency, publication frequency, faithfulness to concept, experience of use with neurological and psychiatric patient groups, validity and reliability. Construct validity was evidenced through confirmatory factor analysis. Subsequent multicentric studies showed that the test, which is economical in terms of both time and resources, identifies significant differences between healthy subjects and depressive or schizophrenic individuals.
The COGBAT test set comprises the following dimensions and tests:
|Duration in min.
|Total length if all dimensions are presented
|Subdimension: Learning ability
|Subdimension: Short-term recall
|Subdimension: Long-term recall & Recognition
|S2/ Part B
|Working Memory, verbal
The following tests can be used to test other functions if required:
|Duration in min.
|Subjektiv erlebte geistige Leistungsfähigkeit
|Subjectively experienced mental ability
|Duration in min.