Measure cognition in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and
related disorders using tests selected by experts. The MCCB was
developed to aid research toward creating medication effective for
improving cognition In schizophrenia.
Features and benefits
.A standardized battery. The MCCB consists of 10 individually
administered tests that measure cognitive performance in seven domains
speed of processing, attention/vigilance, working memory, verbal
learning, visual learning, reasoning and problem solving, and social
. Backed by the NIH, NIMH, FDA, and field experts. The MCCB is the
result of a unique broad-based consensus process that included the
academic community, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration, and the pharmaceutical industry.
.Suitable for multiple purposes. Intended to provide a relatively brief
evaluation of key cognitive domains that are relevant to schizophrenia
and related disorders. the battery is appropriate for use as an outcome
measure for clinical trials of cognition-enhancing drugs, when studying
cognitive remediation, to measure cognitive change, and as a cognitive
reference point for nonintervention studies of schizophrenia and other
severe psychiatric disorders.
.Available in foreign languages. Translations of the MCCB into Chinese
(Traditional and Simplified), Croatian, Dutch, English for Malaysia.
German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Marathi,
Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish for Spain,
Spanish for Central and South America, Tamil, Telegu, and Ukrainian are
available. Call 1.800.331.8378 for more information.
. Each of the 10 tests in the MCCB should be individually administered
Testing can usually be completed in one 1-to 1&frac1 2; -hour session.
.The MCCB Administrator's Form is used to record results for one
respondent. For two tests, a separate booklet or form is attached to the
MCCB Administrator's Form. For three tests, the respondent marks in the
MCCB Respondent,s Booklet. For one test, the responses are made using
a computer program
The MCCB Kit includes materials for 25 administrations of the entire
battery. The MCCB Retest Packet includes the materials needed for 25
additional administrations. Altermate forms are also available
Normative data for the battery allow for multiple demographic
corrections. Both T scores and percentiles are available. As a standardized
battery with conorming of 10 component tests, the MCCB exhibits high
test-retest reliability and has high utility as a repeated measure. The
MCCB has a demonstrated relationship to functional outcome and high
tolerability by respondents
Software included in kit
The MCCB Scoring Program allows entry of primary raw scores and
provides the corresponding T scores and percentiles and a graphic profile
of the T scores for each of the seven cognitive domains. The scoring
program also enables you to enter data into statistical programs for group