Table 3

Individual neuropsychological test scores in patients with MND

PatientDysarthria scoreNART IQMMSEDementia rating scaleClinical dementia ratingDigit span forwardsDigit span- reverseVerbal fluency- lettersVerbal fluency- categoriesPicture namingGraded naming testWord-picture matchingPyramids and palm treesTROG
Group 1 MND with dementia and aphasia:
 1096213-150 1073-150 153103-150 353-150 433-150 103-150 443-150 483-150 633-150
 23mNA193-150 1003-150 1523-150 NANA323-150 93-150 453-150 443-150 593-150
 33mNANANA2NANANANANA NA NANANA
Group 2 MND with aphasia:
 429830138063113-150 643-150 353-150 73-150 443-150 483-150 78
 5112029136075243-150 89323-150 113-150 4851743-150
Group 3 MND without dementia or aphasia:
 63mNA28139063NANA4819485277
 73mNA29140074NANA4828485180
 83mNA30137064NANA4818484980
 9211430143084411274827485179
 1021032913907334864619485078
 11210228136064193-150 834618484980
 12112229144075233-150 1594830485280
 131114301400.585361034828485178
 1429627140053173-150 683-150 4617485276
 1521052813005483-150 793-150 423-150 20474975
 162103271400862989482148483-150 77
 172103301400643798423-150 14475278
 1821082613706337109472048483-150 77
 Max31303014434830485280
  • 3-150 =Score outside normal range (z>2); max=maximum possible score on given test.

  • Dysarthria score: 0=normal speech; 1=slow speech but fully intelligible; 2=intelligible only with effort; 3=unintelligible or mute (m);

  • NA=subject unable to perform test: mute patients were unable to perform the NART and verbal fluency tasks;

  • NA=patient 3 too demented to complete full battery but showed severe naming deficits with written responses.

  • NART=national adult reading test; MMSE=mini mental state examination; TROG=test for the reception of grammar.