CMINDS

Computerized Multiphasic Interactive Neurocognitive DualDisplay System


CMINDS® Reporting & Data Extraction Utilities


The CMINDS® Report Generation Module (RGM) was developed to provide optimized, flexible data reporting and eliminate case report form (CRF) generation for clinical trials. Two distinct formats are supported: an "Individual Report" that presents all of the data for a given assessment and a condensed "Summary Report" consisting of categorical subtotals and commonly accepted summary scores for each assessment in a given battery.

Reports can be viewed on the screen, printed as a hard copy paper report, or converted to a file in PDF format. The PDF output option facilitates electronic transfer for a variety of reporting and documentation purposes. An important advantage of PDF documents is that they cannot be altered, ensuring authenticity for controlled trials.

CMINDS® reports are programmatically generated by an embedded Crystal Reports™ run-time engine. A user with Study Administrator Privileges can configure automatic hard copy reports to be generated at the completion of each evaluation session. The CMINDS® RGM is the first to incorporate screen captures of test forms for which subjects entered graphical input (e.g. Trails A&B, Mazes). This enables the examiner and clinical trial study monitors to review actual performance.

Detailed interpretive reports are also an essential element of neurocognitive assessment, regardless of whether the data is derived from a clinical trial encompassing hundreds of subjects or from a single clinical case. In both situations, NeuroComp consulting services will be available to provide any needed clarification in the clinical interpretation of the results of any assessment data collected. CMINDS® provides comprehensive reporting services that enable the customization of a range of resulting clinical reports. Whether these reports will be retained on-site as “source documents” on a clinical trial or used in clinical neuropsychological evaluation of private patients, NeuroComp will assist the sponsor or client to configure these reporting options to provide the most relevant information for interpreting the assessment results.

Besides generation of comprehensive reports, CMINDS provides a flexible Data Extraction Utility to aid data export for further analysis. The utility is necessary to retrieve data because the SQL RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) is encrypted and the relational nature of the data structure is not directly accessible to end users.

A user-friendly interface allows selection of subjects, assessments, and the variables within each assessment through selection of checkboxes. Critical variables, such as summary values, are pre-selected by default for each test to minimize the effort required. This feature allows the user to effortlessly accept the default settings by clicking the next button for each screen, which then exports the critical variables for every subject, session, and assessment within a study. The data is exported to a tab-delimited text file that can be opened with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, or any other spreadsheet or database import utility. The column headings use abbreviated variable names indicating the test and variable using minimal characters. In addition to the data file itself, the utility creates a Data Dictionary file that defines each abbreviated variable and lists its complete name. To maintain the security of subject data, only staff members with appropriate privileges can access the Data Extraction Utility.