Factor Analysis of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery: IV: Intelligence and Pathognomonic Scales.
Adult, Brain Damage, Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders, Factor Analysis, Intelligence Tests, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenic Psychology.
International Journal of Neuroscience
This paper examined the factor structure of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery Scales Intelligence and Pathognomonic. The subjects for the study were 270 patients, including 90 normal patients, 90 psychiatric patients, and 90 neurological patients. A principal factor analysis with communalities on the diagonal and iterated to the most ideal solution was used, followed by rotation to the simplest factor structure. The analysis yielded 4 subfactors for each of the two Luria scales. On the Intelligence scale, factors were general verbal intelligence, arithmetic, a frontal verbal factor, and a right frontal sequencing factor. Analysis of the Pathognomonic scale yielded a simple perceptual/expressive factor, a construction speed factor, a basic visual/spatial factor, and a higher cognitive factor. These results were generally in accord with Luria's theories.
Golden, C. J.,
Hammeke, T. A.,
Osmon, D. C.,
Sweet, J. J.,
Purisch, A. D.,
(1981). Factor Analysis of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery: IV: Intelligence and Pathognomonic Scales.. International Journal of Neuroscience, 13(2-3), 87-92.
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