Research and Funding

Instruments to Detect Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

Boston Naming Test

Abbreviation: 
BNT
Administration Method: 
Notes: 
Verbally name pictures (178)
Administration Time: 
Notes: 
<5 min for short version (110); 20 seconds per item; 60 items (178)
Level of Expertise to Administer: 
Notes: 
Psychometrician (176)
Cost: 
Notes: 
Stimulus Only: $80; Record Booklets (Package of 25): $43 (168)
Measures Change Over Time: 
No
Target Age Range: 
85+
Notes: 
74 yrs (110); 65 yrs and older (176); 25-88 yrs (178)
Education Level Required to Understand Test: 
Special Population Samples: 
No information identified
Cognitive Domains Assessed: 

References

Reference Number Title Citation PMID DOI
178 The 60-item boston naming test: Norms for cognitively intact adults aged 25 to 88 years. Tom N. Tombaugh & Anita M. Hubiey (1997) Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 19:6,922-932 9524887 10.1080/01688639708403773
177 Boston Naming Test Ferraro, F. R. and Lowell, K. 2010. Boston Naming Test. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.  10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0139
110 Screening for dementia: a review of self- and informant-assessment instruments Nicolas Cherbuin, Kaarin J. Anstey and Darren M. Lipnicki. International Psychogeriatrics (2008), 20:3, 431–458 18289452 10.1017/s104161020800673x
176 Predictive value of the Boston Naming Test in mild senile dementia of the Alzheimer type Knesevich, J. W., LaBarge, E. and Edwards, D. (1986). Psychiatry Research, 19, 155–161. 3786607 10.1016/0165-1781(86)90008-9
168 PAR Website Another Link