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Montreal Cognitive Assessment as a screening tool: Influence of performance and symptom validity.

Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Nicolette M Gabel, Katharine Seagly, A Zarina Kraal, Percival Pangilinan, Robert J Spencer, Linas Bieliauskas,

Background:We evaluated Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) performance in a veteran traumatic brain injury (TBI) population, considering performance validity test (PVT) and symptom validity test (SVT) data, and explored associations of MoCA performance with neuropsychological test performance and self-reported distress. Methods:Of 198 consecutively referred veterans to a Veterans Administration TBI/Polytrauma Clinic, ... Read more >>

(Neurology. Clinical practice)
[2019, 9(2):101-108]

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Suspiciously slow: timed digit span as an embedded performance validity measure in a sample of veterans with mTBI.

Nicolette M Gabel, Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Robert J Spencer, Percival H Pangilinan, Andrew C Hale, Linas A Bieliauskas,

OBJECTIVE:To explore the utility of Timed Digit Span (TDS) as an embedded performance validity test (PVT) in a sample of veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). We hypothesize that TDS will predict PVT failure on an established stand-alone measure (Trial 1 of the Test of Memory Malingering; TOMM). METHODS:TDS ... Read more >>

Brain Inj (Brain injury)
[2019, 33(3):377-382]

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Cognitive Log performance among individuals without brain injury in an inpatient rehabilitation setting.

Joseph K McLaughlan, Leia Vos, Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Tanya Sherman, Scott R Millis,

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE:Despite the widespread use of the Cognitive Log, information regarding normative performance is only available in individuals with known brain injury and in healthy college students. The purpose of the current research is to provide information about Cognitive Log performance in a regional group of rehabilitation patients without history of ... Read more >>

Rehabil Psychol (Rehabilitation psychology)
[2018, 63(3):479-485]

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MRI and Neuropsychological Correlates in African Americans With Hypertension and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy.

Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Jason E Kisser, Aaron Brody, E Mark Haacke, Rachelle Dawood, Scott Millis, Phillip Levy,

BACKGROUND:African Americans (AAs) are at high risk for hypertension (HTN) and poor blood pressure (BP) control. Persistently elevated BP contributes to cardiovascular morbidity. White matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are a definable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) marker of cerebrovascular injury linked to impairments in higher level thinking (i.e., executive functions), memory formation, ... Read more >>

Am. J. Hypertens. (American journal of hypertension)
[2018, 31(8):865-868]

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Role of resilience in the rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injury.

Jean Neils-Strunjas, Diane Paul, Allison N Clark, Raksha Mudar, Melissa C Duff, Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Kathleen T Bechtold,

The goals of this review paper are to present an overview of the literature on resilience in adults with ABI, to describe approaches to measuring resilience in clinical practice and to discuss practical suggestions for promoting resilience in rehabilitation of adults with ABI.We employed systematic review of journal articles, books, ... Read more >>

Brain Inj (Brain injury)
[2017, 31(2):131-139]

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Neuropsychological test validity in Veterans presenting with subjective complaints of 'very severe' cognitive symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury.

Robert J Spencer, Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Lauren L Drag, Percival H Pangilinan, Bradley N Axelrod, Linas A Bieliauskas,

This study explored the utility of combining data from measures of performance validity and symptom validity among Veterans undergoing neuropsychological evaluation for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).Persistent cognitive impairments following mTBI are often reported by returning combat veterans. However, objectively-measured cognitive deficits are not common among individuals with mTBI, raising ... Read more >>

Brain Inj (Brain injury)
[2017, 31(1):32-38]

Cited: 3 times

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Correlates of resilience in the first 5 years after traumatic brain injury.

Robin A Hanks, Lisa J Rapport, Brigid Waldron Perrine, Scott R Millis,

To examine resilience in the context of adjustment to traumatic brain injury (TBI), including the relative roles of demographic and theoretically related constructs such as coping, social support, and positive affectivity on resilience within the first 5 years postinjury.This was a cross-sectional, observational study of 67 persons with medically documented ... Read more >>

Rehabil Psychol (Rehabilitation psychology)
[2016, 61(3):269-276]

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Informational literature influences symptom expression following mild head injury: An analog study.

Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Heather A Tree, Robert J Spencer, Julie Suhr, Linas Bieliauskas,

Many Veterans involved in recent OEF/OIF conflicts return with reports of having experienced an mTBI. The Veteran's Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) have gone to great lengths to provide information to Veterans regarding possible effects of TBI. Although well intended, this information may possibly have an iatrogenic effect. ... Read more >>

Brain Inj (Brain injury)
[2015, 29(9):1051-1055]

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Affect and psychiatric symptoms in a veteran polytrauma clinic.

A Zarina Kraal, Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Percival H Pangilinan, Linas A Bieliauskas,

Although the relationship between negative affect and psychiatric symptoms has been well-demonstrated in research, less is known about positive affect relative to negative affect, and its relationship to psychiatric symptoms, especially among veterans. This study examined how levels of positive and negative affect are associated with symptoms of depression, anxiety, ... Read more >>

Rehabil Psychol (Rehabilitation psychology)
[2015, 60(1):36-42]

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Postconcussive symptom report in polytrauma: influence of mild traumatic brain injury and psychiatric distress.

Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Heather Hennrick, Robert J Spencer, Percival H Pangilinan, Linas A Bieliauskas,

Many studies have evaluated the influence of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on neuropsychological test performance and on report of postconcussive symptoms. However, most studies that examine postconcussion syndrome (PCS) do not address the issue of "polytrauma," which is common in military mTBI. This study investigated simultaneously demographic, injury-related, and ... Read more >>

Mil Med (Military medicine)
[2014, 179(8):856-864]

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Role of character strengths in outcome after mild complicated to severe traumatic brain injury: a positive psychology study.

Robin A Hanks, Lisa J Rapport, Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Scott R Millis,

OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of character strengths on psychosocial outcomes after mild complicated to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Prospective study with consecutive enrollment. SETTING: A Midwestern rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Persons with mild complicated to severe TBI (N=65). INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Community Integration Measure, Disability ... Read more >>

Arch Phys Med Rehabil (Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation)
[2014, 95(11):2096-2102]

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WAIS-IV reliable digit span is no more accurate than age corrected scaled score as an indicator of invalid performance in a veteran sample undergoing evaluation for mTBI.

Robert J Spencer, Bradley N Axelrod, Lauren L Drag, Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Percival H Pangilinan, Linas A Bieliauskas,

Reliable Digit Span (RDS) is a measure of effort derived from the Digit Span subtest of the Wechsler intelligence scales. Some authors have suggested that the age-corrected scaled score provides a more accurate measure of effort than RDS. This study examined the relative diagnostic accuracy of the traditional RDS, an ... Read more >>

Clin Neuropsychol (The Clinical neuropsychologist)
[2013, 27(8):1362-1372]

Cited: 26 times

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The influence of sleep and mood on cognitive functioning among veterans being evaluated for mild traumatic brain injury.

Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Adam P McGuire, Robert J Spencer, Lauren L Drag, Percival H Pangilinan, Linas A Bieliauskas,

OBJECTIVE:Veterans undergoing evaluation for mild traumatic brain injury commonly report insomnia, psychiatric symptoms, and cognitive dysfunction. This study examines the effects of self-reported amount of sleep and subjective sleep quality on neuropsychological test performance. METHOD:262 veterans were seen for neuropsychological assessment in a Veterans Affairs traumatic brain injury clinic. All ... Read more >>

Mil Med (Military medicine)
[2012, 177(11):1293-1301]

Cited: 9 times

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Report of traumatic brain injury information sources among OIF/OEF Veterans undergoing polytrauma evaluations.

Robert J Spencer, Adam P McGuire, Heather A Tree, Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Percival H Pangilinan, Linas A Bieliauskas,

Servicemembers returning from recent conflicts frequently report symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and are subsequently assessed within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical system. Information on potential cognitive and behavioral correlates of TBI is available from multiple sources. A Veteran's symptom presentation may be significantly influenced by ... Read more >>

J Rehabil Res Dev (Journal of rehabilitation research and development)
[2013, 50(1):1-6]

Cited: 2 times

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Determining an appropriate cutting score for indication of impairment on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.

Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Bradley N Axelrod,

OBJECTIVE/METHODS: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a brief yet comprehensive cognitive instrument used to assess level of impairment in neurological populations. The purpose of the present study was to assess the ability of the MoCA to detect cognitive impairment in a veteran patient population referred for neuropsychological testing and ... Read more >>

Int J Geriatr Psychiatry (International journal of geriatric psychiatry)
[2012, 27(11):1189-1194]

Cited: 36 times

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Religion and spirituality in rehabilitation outcomes among individuals with traumatic brain injury.

Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Lisa J Rapport, Robin A Hanks, Mark Lumley, Sarah-Jane Meachen, Paul Hubbarth,

OBJECTIVE: The long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury affect millions of Americans, many of whom report using religion and spirituality to cope. Little research, however, has investigated how various elements of the religious and spiritual belief systems affect rehabilitation outcomes. The present study sought to assess the use of specifically ... Read more >>

Rehabil Psychol (Rehabilitation psychology)
[2011, 56(2):107-116]

Cited: 10 times

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Predictors of life satisfaction among caregivers of individuals with multiple sclerosis.

Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Lisa J Rapport, Kelly A Ryan, Kaja Telmet Harper,

Research on life satisfaction among caregivers of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) is sparse. This study examined the extent to which MS-specific disease and psychosocial characteristics predict caregiver life satisfaction. Participants were 64 caregivers of patients with MS and the patients for whom they care. Multiple regression analysis indicated that ... Read more >>

Clin Neuropsychol (The Clinical neuropsychologist)
[2009, 23(3):462-478]

Cited: 12 times

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