Core Neuropsychological Measures for Obesity and Diabetes Trials: Initial Report

Kimberlee D’Ardenne, Cary R. Savage, Dana Small, Uku Vainik, Luke E. Stoeckel

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Obesity and diabetes are known to be related to cognitive abilities. The Core Neuropsychological Measures for Obesity and Diabetes Trials Project aimed to identify the key cognitive and perceptual domains in which performance can influence treatment outcomes, including predicting, mediating, and moderating treatment outcome and to generate neuropsychological batteries comprised of well-validated, easy-to-administer tests that best measure these key domains. The ultimate goal is to facilitate inclusion of neuropsychological measures in clinical studies and trials so that we can gather more information on potential mediators of obesity and diabetes treatment outcomes. We will present the rationale for the project and three options for the neuropsychological batteries to satisfy varying time and other administration constraints. Future directions are discussed. Preprint version of the document is available at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number554127
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
StatePublished - Sep 24 2020


  • cognitive control
  • decision-making
  • executive function
  • memory
  • motivation
  • perception
  • reward
  • sensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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