The MATRICS Psychometric and Standardization Study was conducted as a final stage in the development of the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB). The study included 176 persons with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and 300 community residents. Data were analyzed to examine the cognitive profile of clinically stable schizophrenia patients on the MCCB. Secondarily, the data were analyzed to identify which combination of cognitive domains and corresponding cut-off scores best discriminated patients from community residents, and patients competitively employed vs. those not.
Kern RS, Gold JM, Dickinson D, Green MF, Nuechterlein KH, Baade LE, Keefe RSE, Mesholam-Gately RI, Seidman LJ, Lee C, Sugar CA, Marder SR. The MCCB impairment profile for schizophrenia outpatients: Results from the MATRICS psychometric and standardization study. Schizophrenia Research, 2011; 126(1-3): 124-131. (PMCID: PMC3050090).