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Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status Update (RBANS™ Update)

Product Description

Offering valuable enhancements, the RBANS Update provides a brief, individually administered battery to measure cognitive decline or improvement across these domains:

  • Immediate Memory – List Learning and Story Memory
  • Visuospatial/Constructional – Figure Copy and Line Orientation
  • Language – Picture naming and Semantic Fluency
  • Attention – Digit Span and Coding
  • Delayed Memory – List Recall, List Recognition, Story Memory, and Figure Recall  

This instrument is used by clinicians to help:

  • Screen for deficits in acute-care settings
  • Track recovery during rehabilitation
  • Track progression of neurological disorders
  •  Screen for neurocognitive status in adolescents  

Features & Benefits

RBANS Update provides significant improvements, including:

  • Downward age extension to 12:0 years
  • Subtest scores now available in addition to index scores
  • Manual updates, including new information on adolescents and review of RBANS-specific research conducted since original publication (1998)  
  • Equating studies for Forms C and D

Parallel Forms

Ideal for measuring change over time, RBANS Update offers four parallel forms. Form A offers a single set of norms based on age, gender, race, education, and geographic region with equating studies and adjustments for Forms B to D.

RBANS Update can also be used in a variety of ways including:

  • As a stand-alone “core” battery for the detection and characterization of dementia in the elderly
  • As a neuropsychological “screen battery” when lengthier standardization assessments are either impractical or inappropriate
  • For repeat evaluations when an alternate form is needed to control for content practice effects
  • In Clinical Trials to identify inclusion/exclusion criteria as well as efficacy and cognitive side effects 

Setting-Specific Information

Although RBANS Update was originally developed with a primary focus on assessment of dementia, special group studies are available for Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, HIV Dementia, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Closed Head Injury. With the additional collection of adolescent data, RBANS Update also has utility as a screener for neurocognitive status in younger patients as well. Finally, RBANS UPDATE has been used in a number of Clinical Trials.  


A UK supplement was developed to aid UK clinicians with administering the RBANS. It contains alternative instructions and word changes. Though we no longer provide a UK-specific version of the RBANS, UK customers may continue to purchase UK record forms until existing stock is depleted, we then advise you to use the US forms which are interchangeable.

Specific details on adapting the RBANS for the UK are available to download as a PDF document - see the RBANS Supplement page|.


Price list

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Update Form A Kit:

Includes Manual, Stimulus Book A, 25 Record Forms A, Score Template A
£362.40 inc VAT
Out of stock: reprinting soon

Update Form B Kit:

Includes Stimulus Book B, 25 Record Forms B, Score Template B
£304.20 inc VAT
Out of stock: reprinting soon

Update Form C Kit:

Includes Stimulus Book C, 25 Record Forms C, Score Template C
£304.20 inc VAT

Update Form D Kit:

Includes Stimulus Book D, 25 Record Forms D, Score Template D
£304.20 inc VAT

RBANS Update Record Form A, pack of 25
£115.20 inc VAT

RBAN Update Record Form B, pack of 25
£103.20 inc VAT

RBANS Update Record Form C, pack of 25
£103.20 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order

RBANS Update Form D Record Form, pack of 25
£103.20 inc VAT

RBANS Update Form A Upgrade Kit:

Includes new Manual and Stimulus Book A (new norms). Designed for current users; record forms and scoring templates remain the same.
£232.80 inc VAT

RBANS Update Manual
£96.00 inc VAT

RBANS UK Record forms B, pack of 25
£72.60 inc VAT

Key Information


A brief, individually administered test that helps you measure cognitive decline in adolescents and adults who have neurologic injury or disease such as dementia, head injury or stroke.


Christopher Randolph

Publication Year

1998 with update in 2012

Age Range

12 years to 89 years


Individual - 30 minutes

Qualification Code


£302.00 (Complete kit price from)
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