The Clinical Neuropsychologist

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Current impact factor: 1.72

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.719
2013 Impact Factor 1.583
2012 Impact Factor 1.678
2011 Impact Factor 2.115
2010 Impact Factor 2.075
2009 Impact Factor 1.766
2008 Impact Factor 1.75
2007 Impact Factor 1.716
2006 Impact Factor 1.279
2005 Impact Factor 1.143
2004 Impact Factor 1.162

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Additional details

5-year impact 2.21
Cited half-life 8.50
Immediacy index 0.38
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.62
Other titles Clinical neuropsychologist (Online), TCN
ISSN 1744-4144
OCLC 42679104
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To gather illustrative data from clinical neuropsychologists who are working in integrated care settings in order to provide an initial blueprint for moving forward in this new era of health care. Method: A survey was designed to illustrate the ways in which neuropsychologists are participating in integrated care teams and distributed on major neuropsychology listservs. The survey evaluated the settings, roles, services provided, practice issues, remuneration, and impact of neuropsychologists' participation in integrated care teams with respect to patient care and health outcomes. Frequencies were used to summarize the findings as well as qualitative coding of narrative responses. Results: There were 412 respondents to the survey and 261 of those indicated that they worked in at least one integrated care setting. Neuropsychologists work in a variety of integrated care settings and provide diverse services which contribute to improved patient care and outcomes. Conclusions: Three primary themes emerge from the findings with regard to the engagement and teams: advocacy, collaboration, and communication. We argue for the need for more easily accessible outcome studies illustrating the clinical benefits and cost-savings associated with inclusion of neuropsychologists in integrated care teams. In addition, educational and training initiatives are needed to better equip current and future clinical neuropsychologists to function effectively in integrated care settings.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · The Clinical Neuropsychologist
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) can have difficulties with activities of daily living (ADL) that stem from cognitive, motor, or affective manifestations of the disease. Accurately attributing ADL difficulty specifically to cognitive decline is critical when conducting a neuropsychological evaluation of a person with PD. Informant description of ADL performance is frequently used for this purpose, but there has been little work assessing informants' ability to attribute ADL dysfunction to a specific symptom source in PD. Method: Fifty community dwelling individuals with PD completed cognitive, motor, and affective measures. A knowledgeable informant completed an ADL scale that asked about degree and perceived source of difficulty (cognitive, motor, affective) for each task. Results: Informants indicated that motor dysfunction was the most common source of ADL difficulty, but the informants viewed difficulty with certain tasks, such as financial management, as particularly related to cognitive dysfunction. Informant reports of the source of ADL dysfunction (cognitive, motor, affective) were consistent with clinical measures of those specific dysfunctions. ADL dysfunction attributed to cognition specifically (χ(2) = 9.80, p = .01) was higher in those with measurable cognitive impairment. Conclusions: Informant reports of the sources of ADL dysfunction correlate with clinical measures of these symptoms, suggesting that informants may provide useful clinical information about the cause of ADL dysfunction in persons with PD.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · The Clinical Neuropsychologist
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Executive dysfunction is common in Parkinson's disease (PD), yet the relationship between executive functioning (EF) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) is inconsistent. This inconsistency may be due to the limited relationship between EF test scores and behaviors. Rating scales provide a potential way to supplement test scores in predicting patient's ability to complete IADLs by capturing a wide range of EF behaviors in their everyday environment. We hypothesized that informant-rated EF would provide incremental validity in predicting IADLs above and beyond EF test scores. Methods: Eighty-five patients were selected from a clinical neuropsychological database of PD patients evaluated for deep brain stimulation surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital between September 2006 and January 2015. Hierarchical regression was completed to determine the relationship between an EF behavioral rating scale (i.e., FrSBe), EF test scores, and IADLs. Results: The EF behavioral rating scale added incremental validity to neuropsychological test scores in predicting IADLs. Conclusions: Behavioral ratings of EF may provide additional information about how PD patients' EF is influencing their everyday life.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · The Clinical Neuropsychologist
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    ABSTRACT: Practical experience is central to the education and training of neuropsychologists, beginning in graduate school and extending through postdoctoral fellowship. However, historically, little attention has been given to the structure and requirements of practicum training in clinical neuropsychology. A working group of senior-level neuropsychologists, as well as a current postdoctoral fellow, all from a diverse range of settings (The AACN Practicum Guidelines Workgroup), was formed to propose guidelines for practicum training in clinical neuropsychology. The Workgroup reviewed relevant literature and sought input from professional organizations involved in education and training in neuropsychology. The proposed guidelines provide a definition of practicum training in clinical neuropsychology, detail entry and exit criteria across competencies relevant to practicum training in clinical neuropsychology, and discuss the relationship between doctoral training programs and practicum training sites. The proposed guidelines also provide a methodology for competency-based evaluation of clinical neuropsychology practicum trainees and outline characteristics and features that are integral to an effective training environment. Although the guidelines discussed below may not be implemented in their entirety across all clinical neuropsychology practicum training sites, they are consistent with the latest developments in competency-based education.
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To determine factors related to three-month follow-up outcomes for individuals participating in an outpatient rehabilitative treatment program for mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Method: Fifty participants underwent neuropsychological screening prior to treatment initiation and completed the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory-4 (MPAI-4) at treatment initiation, discharge from treatment, and three months following discharge. Results: Regression models indicated that information garnered from the neuropsychological screening prior to treatment initiation (e.g., mood symptoms and prior psychiatric history) accounted for unique variance in three-month post-discharge outcomes on several MPAI-4 subscales. Specifically, after controlling for baseline MPAI-4 ratings, higher Beck Depression Inventory-second edition (BDI-II) scores were associated with worse MPAI-4 Ability scores at three-month follow-up, and the presence of a psychiatric history was associated with worse MPAI-4 Adjustment scores at three-month follow-up. Conclusions: Neuropsychological screening prior to the initiation of treatment for mild TBI can help to identify patients who may be at greater risk for poorer rehabilitation outcomes, thus allowing for the implementation of specific interventions to address these risk factors.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · The Clinical Neuropsychologist
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: This systematic review aims to identify, examine, and compare tests used to measure and assess verbal abstract reasoning (VAR). Method: Seven tests were identified through a systematic search of electronic databases, neuropsychological textbooks, and online catalogs. Clinical utility, normative data, and psychometric properties (internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and construct validity) of current test versions were evaluated using recent studies. A modified version of the CanChild Outcome Measures Rating Form, and structured quality assessment criteria were used in the evaluation process. Results: The WAIS-IV Similarities subtest was ranked the highest, followed by the Shipley-2 Abstraction test and Gorham's Proverbs test. These three tests had sufficient validity to recommend their use, however some caution is advised for the latter two in terms of construct purity, and age of normative data, respectively. Other tests reviewed were the Delis-Kaplan Executive Functioning System Proverbs subtest, the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale fifth edition Verbal Analogies subtests, the Conceptual Level Analogy Test, and the Verbal Concept Attainment Test. For the majority of tests, construct validity was lacking while reliabilities were sufficient. Conclusions: Lack of sound psychometric evidence limits the range of options for the practitioner to choose a test with confidence to assess VAR. While there is merit in the clinical utility of the majority of assessment instruments evaluated in this review, caution is recommended before deciding to use a test that does not carry sufficient psychometric evidence to support its use. Further research is recommended to improve the library of tests available to clinicians and researchers.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · The Clinical Neuropsychologist
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Alexithymia is associated with adverse mental and physical health outcomes. Determining neuropsychological factors associated with alexithymia may aid in elucidating its underlying mechanisms and identifying treatment targets. Accumulating evidence indicates that executive dysfunction may co-occur with alexithymia in younger adults (YA). However, research on this link in older adults (OA), who may be at greater risk for alexithymia, is scant. This study determined associations between alexithymia and executive function (EF) in healthy younger and OA. Alexithymia was predicted to be associated with poorer EF in both age-groups. Method: Younger (n = 65, aged 18-30; 46% female) and OA (n = 44, aged 61-92; 73% female) completed the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale, three EF tasks (Verbal Fluency, Design Fluency, and Trail Making), measures of memory and verbal IQ, and a self-report measure of depressive symptoms. Three EF composites were created to assess verbal EF, visuospatial EF, and global EF. Results: Greater alexithymia and difficulty describing feelings were associated with poorer verbal EF in OA (p = .02 and p = .005, respectively) but not in YA (ps > .05). The other neuropsychological measures were not significantly associated with alexithymia in regression analyses. Conclusions: Findings are consistent with previous research identifying links between EF and alexithymia. The association between alexithymia and verbal EF may be due to shared prefrontal circuitry involved in emotion regulation. Results provide insight into possible origins of emotion self-awareness deficits in OA.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · The Clinical Neuropsychologist
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Variants of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) are associated with distinct clinical, pathological, and neuroanatomical profiles. Lines of emerging research indicate a rare variant with focal atrophy of the right temporal lobe (RTLA). The objective was to present case data and discussion of an individual with RTLA in order to assist with conceptualization of this variant. Method: A 60-year-old, right-handed, college-educated Protestant minister with RTLA was evaluated. This patient presented with several hallmark behavioral and psychiatric features with personality changes, including hyper-religiosity, depression, and social disinhibition. Given the profession of the patient, the observed personality alterations (e.g., religiosity and pietism) were initially excused, which delayed diagnosis. Results: In addition to cognitive deficits, an examination of affect processing within visual and auditory channels revealed severe impairment in emotion recognition with features of prosopagnosia. These impairments were in general more severe than the cognitive impairment observed on traditional neuropsychological measures. Conclusions: This case provides support for an FTLD right temporal lobe variant. This case also illustrates the importance of neuropsychological evaluation of affect processing in the differential diagnosis and treatment planning for FTLD and its subtypes.
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    ABSTRACT: The accurate estimation of premorbid intellectual functioning in patients with known or suspected cognitive impairment is crucial for clinicians. However, there is no reliable method for estimating premorbid intelligence in South Korea. The purpose of this study was to develop the Korea Premorbid Intelligence Estimate (KPIE) as an estimate of the premorbid intellectual functioning. Data from the Korean WAIS-IV standardization sample were used to generate several Full Scale Intelligence Quotient (FSIQ) estimation formulas using demographic variables and current WAIS-IV subtest performance. The standardization sample (N = 1216) was randomly divided into two groups: the first group was used to develop the formulas and the second group was used to validate the prediction equations. Age, education, gender, region of the country, and select subtest raw scores (Vocabulary, Information, Matrix Reasoning, and Visual Puzzle) were used as predictor variables. Five KPIE-4 equations were generated. Estimated FSIQ derived from the KPIE-4 equation is highly correlated with K-WAIS-IV FSIQ. The resulting formulas for estimating premorbid FSIQ were highly significant and precise in predicting FSIQ scores of participants in the K-WAIS-IV normative sample. These equations provide a means for clinicians to estimate intellectual functioning in adults, and can be utilized as a method of estimating individuals premorbid functioning.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · The Clinical Neuropsychologist