Defense automated neurobehavioral assessment (DANA)-psychometric properties of a new field-deployable neurocognitive assessment tool

Corinna Lathan, James L. Spira, Joseph Bleiberg, Jack Vice, Jack Tsao

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Abstract

The Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment (DANA) is a new neurocognitive assessment tool that includes a library of standardized cognitive and psychological assessments, with three versions that range from a brief 5-minute screen to a 45-minute complete assessment. DANA is written using the Android open-source operating system and is suitable for multiple mobile platforms. This article presents testing of DANA by 224 active duty U.S. service members in five operationally relevant environments (desert, jungle, mountain, arctic, and shipboard). DANA was found to be a reliable instrument and compared favorably to other computer-based neurocognitive assessments. Implications for using DANA in far-forward military settings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-371
Number of pages7
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume178
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Defense automated neurobehavioral assessment (DANA)-psychometric properties of a new field-deployable neurocognitive assessment tool. / Lathan, Corinna; Spira, James L.; Bleiberg, Joseph; Vice, Jack; Tsao, Jack.

In: Military Medicine, Vol. 178, No. 4, 01.04.2013, p. 365-371.

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Lathan, Corinna ; Spira, James L. ; Bleiberg, Joseph ; Vice, Jack ; Tsao, Jack. / Defense automated neurobehavioral assessment (DANA)-psychometric properties of a new field-deployable neurocognitive assessment tool. In: Military Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 178, No. 4. pp. 365-371.
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