Normative data for a brief neuropsychologic test battery in a cohort of injecting drug users

Mauricio Concha, Ola A. Seines, Justin C. Mcarthur, Tish Nance-Sproson, Marcia L. Updike, Walter Royal, Liza Solomon, David Vlahov

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Recent epidemiologic studies of the cognitive performance of injecting drug users have demonstrated the need to establish appropriate test norms for this population. This report provides normative data from a group of 150 injecting drug users on a battery of standardized tests of cognitive performance stratified by age group (range 20 to 49 years) and educational level (mean 11.6, standard deviation 2.0). The analysis also includes estimation of partial correlations between neuropsychologic test scores and age and education. The analysis demonstrates that age and education are important determinants of performance for several of these tests, and provides norms that may be of use as a reference for clinical evaluation and research in drug user populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-841
Number of pages19
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1995


  • Cognition
  • Injecting drug users
  • Neuropsychologic tests
  • Normative data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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