The cognition battery of the NIH toolbox for assessment of neurological and behavioral function: Validation in an adult sample

Sandra Weintraub*, Sureyya S. Dikmen, Robert K. Heaton, David S. Tulsky, Philip David Zelazo, Jerry Slotkin, Noelle E. Carlozzi, Patricia J. Bauer, Kathleen Wallner-Allen, Nathan Fox, Richard Havlik, Jennifer L. Beaumont, Dan Mungas, Jennifer J. Manly, Claudia Moy, Kevin Conway, Emmeline Edwards, Cindy J. Nowinski, Richard Gershon

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This study introduces a special series on validity studies of the Cognition Battery (CB) from the U.S. National Institutes of Health Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function (NIHTB) (Gershon, Wagster et al., 2013) in an adult sample. This first study in the series describes the sample, each of the seven instruments in the NIHTB-CB briefly, and the general approach to data analysis. Data are provided on test-retest reliability and practice effects, and raw scores (mean, standard deviation, range) are presented for each instrument and the gold standard instruments used to measure construct validity. Accompanying papers provide details on each instrument, including information about instrument development, psychometric properties, age and education effects on performance, and convergent and discriminant construct validity. One study in the series is devoted to a factor analysis of the NIHTB-CB in adults and another describes the psychometric properties of three composite scores derived from the individual measures representing fluid and crystallized abilities and their combination. The NIHTB-CB is designed to provide a brief, comprehensive, common set of measures to allow comparisons among disparate studies and to improve scientific communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-578
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • Language test
  • Lifespan
  • Memory test
  • NIH Blueprint
  • Neuropsychological test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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