This poster was presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research in San Diego 24-28 March 2017.

The Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS) is a pen-and-paper cognitive assessment tool that has been used in hundreds of research studies and clinical trials, and has normative data available for generating age- and gender-corrected standardized scores. A tablet-based version of the BACS called the BAC App has been developed to allow standardized presentation of task instructions and stimuli, audio-recording of subject responses, and automatized scoring and data management.

Development of the BAC App was aimed at reducing rater burden and variability. Our validation study compared performance on the traditional BACS and the BAC App in
patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls. Test equivalency was assessed, and the applicability of paper-based normative data was evaluated.

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