Objective: Repetition of stimuli across neuropsychological instruments may have an impact on assessment such as an unintentional priming effect, with potential clinical implications. For example, for a patient on the cusp of Mild and Major Cognitive Impairment, redundant stimuli could influence responses, scoring, and eventual diagnosis. Likewise, awareness of stimuli overlap may enrich qualitative interpretations of neuropsychological assessment data (e.g., providing evidence to help distinguish between dysexecutive and amnestic memory deficits). The present study examines the frequency of stimuli redundancy to illustrate potential issues. Method: We examined stimuli redundancy across two sets of frequently used instruments for memory assessment: (a) the top 10 most commonly used instruments (Rabin et al., 2005), and (b) our clinic's standard battery. The frequency of each item was measured and proportions of shared stimuli were calculated. Our analyses...

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