Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status
The RBANS is a brief neurocognitive battery with four alternate forms, measuring immediate and delayed memory, attention, language, and visuospatial skills. The RBANS was developed for two primary applications:
1) As a stand-alone “core” battery for the detection and neurocognitive characterization of dementia.
2) As a brief neurocognitive battery for the detection and tracking of neurocognitive deficits in a variety of disorders.
The RBANS requires approximately 25 minutes to administer, and is a “pencil-and-paper” test, with only a stimulus booklet and record form needed for administration and scoring. It is broadly used for clinical diagnostic purposes and is increasingly employed as an endpoint in clinical trials of medications that may impact upon neurocognitive status.