Albert's Test

 
Albert’s Test Evaluation Summary

  What does the tool measure? Unilateral Spatial Neglect (USN).
  What types of clients can the tool be used for? Patients with stroke.
  Is this a screening or assessment tool? Screening
Time to administer Less than 5 minutes.
  Versions Modified version of Albert’s Test
Other Languages Not applicable.
Measurement Properties
  Reliability

– No studies have examined the internal consistency of Albert’s Test.
– One study examined the test-retest reliability of Albert’s Test and reported excellent test-retest.

  Validity

Convergent:
Excellent correlations reported between Albert’s Test and the Line Bisection Test, the Wundt-Jastrow Area Illusion test, and the Catherine Bergego Scale. An adequate correlation has been reported between Albert’s Test and the Star Cancellation Test.
Known groups:
Albert’s Test can distinguish between patients with neglect from patients without neglect.
Predictive:
Albert’s Test significantly predicted functional outcome at 6 months post-stroke.

  Does the tool detect change in patients? Not applicable.
  Acceptability Albert’s Test should be used as a screening tool rather than for clinical diagnosis of USN. Performance may be influenced by or may be indicative of other syndromes besides spatial neglect, such as hemianopia. This test cannot be completed by proxy.
Feasibility Albert’s Test requires no specialized training to administer and only simple equipment is required (an 11x 8.5-inch page of paper with 41 lines 2 cm in length each and a pencil). The clinician must present the test sheet to the patient at their midline. Some of the lines are pointed out to him/her, including those to the extreme right and extreme left. The clinician asks the patient to cross out all of the lines, and demonstrates what is required by crossing out the 5 central lines him/herself. The patient is encouraged to cross out all the lines until he/she is satisfied that they have all been crossed.
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