Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS)

Keefe RS; Goldberg TE; Harvey PD; Gold JM; Poe M; Coughenour L


Basic description

  • Published in 2004

Keefe RS; Goldberg TE; Harvey PD; Gold JM; Poe M; Coughenour L

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To assess the aspects of cognition found to be the most impaired and most strongly correlated with outcomes in patients with schizophrenia, especially in clinical trials of cognitive enhancement
Therapeutic area
  • Mental Disorders
Therapeutic indication


Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • perfo PerfO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
8 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Keefe RS, Goldberg TE, Harvey PD, Gold JM, Poe MP, Coughenour L. The Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia: reliability, sensitivity, and comparison with a standard neurocognitive battery. Schizophr Res. 2004 Jun 1;68(2-3):283-97 (PubMed abstract)

Atkins AS, Tseng T, Vaughan A, Twamley EW, Harvey P, Patterson T, Narasimhan, M, Keefe RS. Validation of the tablet-administered Brief Assessment of Cognition (BAC App). Schizophr Res. 2017 Mar;181:100-106 (Full text article)

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