Trail Making Test – Pros and Cons

Trail Making Test – Pros and Cons

The Trail Making Test, created by neuropsychologist Ralph Reitan in the 1940s, is a neuropsychological test of visual attention and task switching. The assessment consists of two parts which require the participant to connect a set of 25 dots with accuracy in as short...
Fatigue Severity Scale – Pros and Cons

Fatigue Severity Scale – Pros and Cons

The Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) was designed in 1989 by Doctors Lauren B. Krupp, Nicolas G. LaRocca, Alfred D. Steinberg, and nurse Joanne Muir-Nash. It is a 9-item scale that measures the severity of fatigue and its effect on the participant’s daily activities and...
The PHQ2/PHQ9 Assessment – How reliable is it?

The PHQ2/PHQ9 Assessment – How reliable is it?

The PHQ-9 and PHQ-2 assessments are both components of the longer Patient Health Questionnaire, which offers psychologists a concise way to self-administer an evaluation to assess depression. The assessment incorporates DSM-IV depression criteria, which are clinically...