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Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB)

The Frontal Assessment Battery is a brief screening tool for the assessment of frontal lobe function. It is used to characterise abstraction, fluency, impulsivity and primitive reflexes in patients who have a suspected frontal lobe deficit. A higher score indicates better performance.

The FAB has been validated for frontal lobe dysfunction, and may differentiate between Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease (Slachevsky et al, 2004) however it may be confounded by educational status (Tuncay et al, 2013).

You can access a downloadable verion of the FAB here.