Automated neurocognitive tests are commonly used by military providers for making clinical decisions about the recovery of postconcussive cognitive sequelae. This practice often utilizes baseline assessments that precede the concussive injury. As such, investigating and establishing the psychometrics of an instrument is necessary to minimize confounds for interpreting assessment scores. Test-retest reliability (TRR) values for an 8.3 ± 2-day retest window for the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics-Version 4 (ANAM) were calculated in 86 healthy U.S. Army soldiers deployed to Iraq. After removal of outliers, all but 1 subtest, Simple Reaction Time, had adequate or greater TRR values (intraclass correlation coefficient /0.72-0.86). The findings suggest that overall, the ANAM has good temporal stability when the retesting intertrial interval is less than 11 days while in a deployed environment.
- Testretest reliability