CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Arquivos Brasileiros de Neurocirurgia: Brazilian Neurosurgery 2020; 39(04): 256-260
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1594244
Review Article | Artigo de Revisão

Cognitive Assessment in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Instrumentos para avaliação cognitiva de pacientes com traumatismo cranioencefálico
Ana Luiza Zaninotto
1   Division of Psychology, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo (HC-FM-USP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Vinícius Monteiro de Paula Guirado
2   Division of Neurosurgery, HC-FM-USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Mara Cristina Souza De Lucia
1   Division of Psychology, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo (HC-FM-USP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Almir Ferreira de Andrade
2   Division of Neurosurgery, HC-FM-USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
2   Division of Neurosurgery, HC-FM-USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Wellingson Silva Paiva
2   Division of Neurosurgery, HC-FM-USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health problem in Western countries. A TBI brings many negative consequences, including behavioral and cognitive changes, which affect social adjustment and the performance of functional activities. Cognitive evaluation after TBI is a complex issue in what pertains to definition of the most appropriate questionnaires for clinical use in a comprehensive analysis of the condition of the patient. In this paper, we described a critical review of the main cognitive assessment tests currently used in clinical and research settings in patients with TBI.


O traumatismo cranioencefálico (TCE) é o maior problema de saúde pública nos países ocidentais. A ocorrência de um TCE traz diversas consequências negativas ao indivíduo, incluindo alterações comportamentais e cognitivas que afetam o ajustamento social e o desempenho em atividades funcionais. A avaliação das alterações cognitivas apresenta dificuldades de definição dos questionários e testes mais apropriados para análise ampla das condições do paciente para aplicação clínica. Neste artigo, realizamos uma revisão crítica dos principais testes de avaliação cognitiva utilizados atualmente, em ambiente clínico e de pesquisa, em pacientes com TCE.

Publication History

Received: 09 June 2016

Accepted: 04 July 2016

Article published online:
16 February 2017

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