Accession Number : AD1051169

Title :   Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics, Version 4 (ANAM4): Examination of Select Psychometric Properties and Administration Procedures

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Dec 2007,31 Dec 2017


Personal Author(s) : Proctor, Susan P ; Heaton,Kristin J

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2018

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The ability to accurately and efficiently evaluate neurocognitive status of US Warfighters exposed to diverse operational and experimental conditions is of critical importance to the ongoing mission and Force 2025 objectives of the United States military. The Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM) is a computer assisted tool for evaluating neurocognitive performance with demonstrated effectiveness for application in a wide range of military operational and research testing scenarios. The primary objective of this project is to examine select psychometric and administration properties of the ANAM4. Four studies were proposed as part of the original effort: 1) examine common use practices and determine the effect of specific administration procedures on ANAM4 performance; 2) assess the test retest reliability and practice effects of individual ANAM4 test modules; 3) examine the validity of the ANAM4 Mood Scale, and 4) establish a representative normative dataset of ANAM4 performance outcomes specifically for use with Army National Guard service members. Data collection for Studies 1-3 is complete; data collection for Study 4 was completed in 6 states (Minnesota, Maine, Arizona, Montana, Texas, and Kentucky). Data collection for Studies 1-4 has ended. Reports summarizing data from Studies 1-3 are being finalized. Data management procedures for Study 4 are completed and analyses and manuscript preparations are nearing completion. In August 2016, a supplemental project was approved, extending the project period of performance through 31 December 2017. The primary aim of the supplemental project is to leverage work carried out as part of the initial project funding and extend this to include review and analysis of assessment tools and approaches for evaluation of Warfighter cognitive performance and readiness in military operational settings.

Descriptors :   Neurophysiology , health services , medical personnel , brain injuries , traumatic stress disorder , military medicine , data management , biomedical research , data analysis , cognitive

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE