Neuropsychological Testing in Multiple Sclerosis: Importance of Brevity – pro

Data shows strong relationships of neuropsychological testing with neuropsychiatric features of the disease, brain imaging and vocational outcomes (1l). Unfortunately, full neuropsychological testing is time consuming and expensive, which limits its usefulness as an ongoing assessment tool. The current tendency is to seek instruments for evaluation which combine diagnostic efficiency, clinical usefulness and brevity. There are current procedures that are found to be more effective evaluation and standard of care for cognition in MS in the literature and yet brief.

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