Issues that Affect Test

Like all tests, neurocognitive assessment must be used judiciously and a number of factors that affect the test should be taken into account and, importantly, documented if it is felt that they have affected the outcome.
As players become more exposed to the concept neurocognitive testing, it is possible that a “fudge factor” may be introduced which limits the usefulness, whereby players seek to perform poorly on initial testing so that subsequent tests do not appear unfavourable.

  • Environment
    • Group testing vs individuals
  • “Fudge factor”
  • Practice effects
  • Prior computer use
  • Baseline depression
  • Overall effort
  • Changing baselines
    • Felt to be stable after 10th grade
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