Clinical utility of the LANSE-A in adolescents with traumatic brain injury. Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical utility of a brief cognitive screening instrument, the Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Adolescents (LANSE-A) in 12-17 year-old adolescents with traumatic brain injury in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. METHOD: Retrospective study of 56 referred patients, evaluated at a median of 32 days postinjury. Regression analysis was used to determine the contribution of the LANSE-A to prediction of discharge status, as assessed with the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM). RESULTS: After controlling for premorbid complicating factors, parental education, duration to follow commands, and WeeFIM Cognition score obtained upon admission, the LANSE-A Visual Memory and Verbal Association subtests accounted for a statistically significant amount of unique variance in the WeeFIM Cognition score obtained at discharge. CONCLUSIONS/IMPLICATIONS: The LANSE-A improves prediction of acute rehabilitation outcomes of adolescents with traumatic brain injury.

published proceedings

  • Rehabil Psychol

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Kahn, D. A., Asbell, S. J., & Donders, J.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Kahn, David A||Asbell, Shana J||Donders, Jacobus

publication date

  • May 2015