Objective. To develop a neuropsychological test battery in Spanish for the cognitive evaluation of HIV-1 infected patients. Development. Departing from the suggestions presented by the work group of the National Institute of mental Health (USA), a neuropsychological assessment battery was developed. It was named HUMANS (HIV/University of miami Annotated Neuropsychological test battery in Spanish). This battery includes the following domains: 1) attention and speed of processing information, 2) memory, 3) executive function, 4) language, 5) visuospacial/visuoconstructive abilities, and 6) motor abilities. Administration takes about 3-4 hours. The English parallel version of this battery has been successfully used in English for over a decade with HIV-1 infected patients. In the paper the development and adaptation to Spanish language of the HUMANS neuropsychology section is presented. Conclusions. HUMANS neuropsychological test battery fulfill the recommendations presented by the work group of the National Institute of Mental Health for evaluating HIV-1 infected patients. Studies regarding validity and reliability are still required.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Revista de Neurologia|
|State||Published - Apr 16 2003|
- Minor cognitive-motor disorder
- Neuropsychological battery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology