The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust Memory and Information Processing Battery (BMIPB) is a collection of tests to measure the effects of damage to the brain on memory and other cognitive abilities.

If you are looking for the BMIPB-II scoring tools, click here.

Click here to read about the new features of the BMIPB-II.

BMIPB in practice

The BMIPB-II is now available.

If you are a new user, please download and complete the registration form and return to Frances Pitwell at the below address.

If you are a registered user, please complete the order form and return to:

Frances Pitwell
The Disabilities Trust
3 Westgate Court
Silkwood Park
Wakefield
WF5 9TJ

Email:frances.pitwell@thedtgroup.org Tel:01924 269393

New features in the BMIPB-II

Improved psychometric properties

  • New norms on a larger sample
  • 18 – 89 years with representative numbers in the older age groups (65-89)
  • New tests of picture naming and description naming
  • Co-norming of short and long-term memory with verbal fluency and naming

Expanded interpretation features

  • Plot word list and design learning curves
  • Point percentile ranks available for every possible score in all tests
  • Age and education adjusted percentile ranks’ calculator
  • Retest calculator measuring distance between expected performance (based on first administration) and actual performance
  • Improved Figure Recall scoring examples

Test features

  • Repeatable, with two equivalent forms
  • Coloured picture naming test and description naming items matched for syllable length and word frequency
  • Long-delay task to assess forgetting
  • Performance validity indicator (Reliable Digit Span)
  • Oral speed of information processing task

Administration features

  • Short administration time for 10 sub-tests
  • Customised administration: percentile ranks available for individual sub-tests

A short history of the BMIPB

The BMIPB is a collection of tests used by Clinical Psychologists to measure the effects of damage to the brain on memory and other cognitive abilities. It is used in English-speaking countries around the world and can inform clinicians’ planning of individual rehabilitation programmes and follow a person’s recovery. It is also useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of conditions such as dementia, to see how rapidly they are progressing and provide help and support accordingly.

The test battery includes seven sub-tests and has been calibrated on a group of 300 British healthy adults ranging in age from 16 to 89. It is not only used by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) but by many other clinical services. The BMIPB was developed in 2007 by Dr Michael Oddy in collaboration with Dr Tony Coughlan (the creator of the original version of the battery, known as the Adult Memory and Information Processing Battery) and Professor John Crawford, an expert in test construction from the University of Aberdeen.

To download the BMIPB-II Scorer and BMIPB-2 Re-tester please click on the links below.

BMIPB2_Scorer.exe

BMIPB2_Retester.exe

To find out more about how to use these tools and interpret the results, please consult the technical manual supplied with your BMIPB-II pack or email memory@birt.co.uk.