Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is computer-expertise necessary to install or run the program?

A. Installation is straight forward. The program can be ran by a psychological assistant. However, a psychologist has to interpret the results.

Q. For which patient groups is Fepsy constructed?

A. Fepsy is an all purpose neuropsychological instrument. It can be used in a broad range of patient groups. See the publications.

Q. Do the tests aid in diagnosing major neuropsychiatric disorders, such as dementia, traumatic brain injury, depression, epilepsy?

A. Yes the tests are specifically useful to assess disorder in memory functions, such as impairments of vigilance in traumatic brain injury or sleeping disorders, alertness impairments caused by the impact of central active agents such as antidepressants or the typical slowing in vascular dementia or epilepsy. The publications (see heading publications) show the use of Fepsy in the major neuropsychiatric diseases.

Q. Are there tests to be performed or purchased by patients themselves?

A. Fepsy must be bought and used by a psychologist.

Q. Do one has to purchase the whole program or are separate tests available?

A. Fepsy is sold as is. It doesn't pay to offer subtests separately, except for the CVST, see below under iPad.

Q. How large is the normative sample?

A. The numbers vary somewhat dependent on the test. Controls mostly more than 1000.

Q. What is the age range on the norms for the Fepsy?

A. The age range is from about 7 (children must be able to read simple words in the recognition tests) until 70.

Q. In which countries were the norms collected?

A. Normative Data have been collected in Europe , mostly The Netherlands, U.K. and Scandinavia.

Q. About how long does this test take to give?

A. Fepsy is not a test, but a battery of tests which will normally not be used in total for all patients. Reaction time tests (30 items) will last about 3 minutes, vigilance about half an hour.

Q. What is the test retest interval?

A. Test retest interval can be immediately as we do in our EEG matching continuous presentation of items.

Q. What are the domains tested?

A. The domains are alertnes/concentration/attention, short term memory, motor performance, problem solving, visual information processing, visual half field, rhythm perception, timed picture naming and a few questionnaires on memory complaints and neurotoxicity.

Q. Are tests available for iPad/tablets?.

A. The CVST can be run separately on an Ipad on single test base.

Q. Can tests be done online?

A. This is in development.