Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2005 , Vol 51 , Num 2

A Study of the Validity and Reliability of Ross Information Processing Assessment Test

Kamil Yazıcıoğlu 1 ,Hamit Coşkun 2 ,Ümit DİNÇER 3 ,Bilge Yılmaz 4
1 Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Rehabilitasyon Merkezi, Ankara
2 Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Psikoloji Bölümü, Bolu
3 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gülhane Military Medical Academy Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
4 Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Rehabilitasyon Merkezi, Ankara, Türkiye

Objective: The Ross Information Processing Assesment (RIPA) Test, translated into Turkish Language, was examined in terms of validity and reliability in this study. 


Materials and Methods: Forty-six subjects participated in this study. For criterion validity, 23 traumatic brain injured patients were compared to a control group (n=23) of normal subjects who were similar in terms of age, gender, and eductional status. 


Results: The results showed that the reliability coefficients of interjudge, total, the subscales, and test-retest reliabilities were at satisfactory levels. The results concerning the content and criterion validity of RIPA test indicated that auditory processing subscale had a different construct from other subscales. 


Conclusion: We propose to use the RIPA test in Turkish traumatic brain injured patients under the lights of our results.

Keywords : Information processing assesment test, traumatic brain injury,validity, reliability