Author/s: Barbara A. Wilson, Janet Cockburn, Peter W. Halligan
Publication year: 1987
Age Range: 19 to 83 years
Administration: Approximately 40 minutes
Forms: Two parallel versions
Predict everyday problems associated with unilateral neglect
The Behavioural Inattention Test (BIT) is an objective behavioral test of everyday skills relevant to visual neglect, aimed at increasing the understanding of specific difficulties patients experience. There are two parallel versions, each comprising six “conventional” subtests and nine behavioral subtests. Short and easy to understand and interpret, the BIT is applicable to a wide range of environmental settings.
As with the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test (RBMT), the BIT fulfills the practical requirements of a psychological test: it is short, easy to understand and interpret.
The BIT has been validated against conventional tests of neglect and therapists’ reports.
The relationship between scores on the behavioural sub tests and scores on the conventional sub tests was established for the 80 patients – correlation 0.92 (p< 0.0001).
The behavioural sub test scores for each patient were compared with the responses to a short questionnaire completed by the relevant therapist at the time of assessment giving a correlation of 0.67 (p< 0.001).
As well as being a valid test of neglect the BIT has excellent interrater, test-retest, and alternate form reliability.
Includes manual, pack of 25 scoring sheets, various stimulus, test and playing cards and clock face