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Table 3 Attitudes toward neuropsychological assessment (NPA)

From: Neuropsychological assessment in the Israeli healthcare system: a practitioners’ survey

Question Response frequency
Which type of patients could benefit from NPA? (list syndromes) N = 237
 Traumatic brain injury 188 (79%)
 Brain tumors or other cancer 63 (27%)
 Stroke 53 (22%)
 Attention deficit disorder 52 (22%)
 Epilepsy 50 (21%)
 Dementia 48 (20%)
What characterizes individuals who could benefit from NPA? N = 129
 A relevant disease 86 (67%)
 Rehabilitation potential 60 (47%)
 Younger age 44 (34%)
 Changes in cognitive state 42 (33%)
 Feasibility of return to work 27 (21%)
 Higher motivation 16 (12%)
What are the advantages of NPA over other cognitive evaluations? N = 155
 Integration 95 (61%)
 Expertise 70 (45%)
 Breadth 51 (33%)
 Depth 37 (24%)
 Interpretation 13 (8%)
What are the disadvantages of NPA over other cognitive evaluations? N = 130
 Report length 63 (48%)
 Cost/price 53 (41%)
 Turnaround time 48 (37%)
 Relevance to functioning 21 (16%)
 Reliability 13 (10%)
  1. Note: Numbers reflect the percentage of participants relative to the number of participants who answered the relevant question. Participants could provide more than one answer and therefore the numbers do not add up to 100%