Clinicians often need to evaluate the treatment response of an individual person and to know that observed change is true improvement or worsening beyond usual week-to-week changes. This paper gives clinicians tools to evaluate individual changes on the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB). We compare three different approaches: a descriptive analysis of MCCB test-retest performance with no intervention, a reliable change index (RCI) approach controlling for average practice effects, and a regression approach.
Gray BE, McMahon RP, Green MF, Seidman LJ, Mesholam-Gately RI, Kern RS, Nuechterlein KH, Keefe RSE, Gold JM. Detecting reliable cognitive change in individual patients with the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery. Schizophrenia Research, 2014; 159(1): 182-187.