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Assessment Tools: RNBI, Ruff neurobehavioral inventory

The assessment tool collection encompasses all assessments that are used in medical rehabilitation with a primary focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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RNBI, Ruff neurobehavioral inventory

Author: Ronald M. Ruff and Kristin M Hibbard

Summary: The Ruff Neurobehavioral Inventory (RNBI) is a self-report questionnaire designed to assess the most important dimensions of an individual's life activities. The specific aim of the RNBI is to measure the current status of individuals whose lives have been altered by a catastrophic event such as a major illness or injury.
Format: 1 professional manual (vi, 117 p.), 1 CD-ROM, 1 profile booklet, 1 answer booklet, 1 item booklet. 

Library Record:  Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WL 141.5 N46 R922r 2003 ATOOLS) 

Population: 18 to 75 years
Completion time: 30-45 minutes to administer; 15-20 minutes to score


  • 1 professional manual (vi, 117 p.)
  • 1 CD-ROM
  • 1 profile booklet
  • 1 answer booklet
  • 1 item booklet. 

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Determine Validity and Reliability    
To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the search string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

("cognitive performance test") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the validity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)

(("cognitive performance test”) OR (IN cognitive performance test)) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

Use Policy

The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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