The MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) is intended to provide a relatively brief evaluation of key cognitive domains relevant to schizophrenia and related disorders, and was designed to address the following purposes:

As an outcome measure for clinical trials of cognition-enhancing drugs for schizophrenia
As an outcome measure for studies of cognitive remediation
As a measure of cognitive change in repeated testing applications
As a cognitive reference point for non-intervention studies of schizophrenia and related disorders

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Initiative, Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia (MATRICS), was designed to stimulate the development of psychopharmacological agents to improve cognition in schizophrenia. The MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) was one deliverable from this Initiative. The selection of tests included in the MCCB involved a broad-based interdisciplinary consensus process that is described in more detail on the MATRICS website (www.matrics.ucla.edu). The committee members involved with this process are listed on the MATRICS website as well.


The MCCB includes ten tests that measure seven cognitive domains.
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.Speed of processing
   BACS: Symbol Coding
     Category Fluency: Animal Naming
     Trail Making Test: Part A
.Attention/vigilance
     CPT-IP
.Working memory
     WMS-III: Spatial Span
     Letter-Number Span
.Verbal learning
     HVLT-RTM
.Visual learning
     BVMT-RTM
.Reasoning and problem solving
     NAB: Mazes
.Social cognition
     MSCEITTM: Managing Emotions



Languages

The commercial version of the MCCB is currently offered in the
following languages:

English
Simplified Chinese
Croatian
Dutch
German
Hebrew

Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Kannada
Marathi
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Spanish - Central and South American
Spanish - Spain
Tamil
Telugu

Ukrainian









 * Translations of the MCCB (commercial and academic ) are available
        for the primary spoken language in the highlighted countries.






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