Assessment of Mood and Cognitive Function

Impact

Description of impact

Research carried out at the University of Aberdeen has addressed important clinical needs in neuropsychology/ clinical psychology. The work has provided large sample normative data for psychological tests which clinicians can use for comparison with a patient's test score. It has also resulted in methods enabling them to draw inferences on individual patient performance, and methods to use existing published data for reference purposes. All of these have been made available to clinical practitioners in user-friendly computer programs. Together, they have impacted directly on the quality of care for people with neurological and psychological conditions in the UK and worldwide, as well as the training of clinical neuropsychologists.

The resulting claimed impact has been on healthcare professional guidelines and training. Practitioners have used these research findings and tools in the conduct of their work.
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