publication . Article . 2007

Verbal series attention test: Clinical utility in the assessment of dementia

Norma Cooke; Roderick K. Mahurin;
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  • Published: 21 Nov 2007 Journal: The Clinical Neuropsychologist, volume 10, pages 43-53 (issn: 1385-4046, eissn: 1744-4144, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Abstract We report on a newly standardized attentional screening measure, the Verbal Series Attention Test (VSAT). Test items include forward and reverse generation of arithmetic series, days of the week, and months of the year; number-letter sequencing; and auditory vigilance for a spoken target letter. Interscorer and test-retest reliabilities for Time and Error scores are high (r = .86 to r = .98). Discriminant function analysis comparing Alzheimer's disease patients (n = 110) and age-matched control subjects (n = 110) yielded overall correct group classification of 87%. Construct validity was supported by high correlations between the VSAT and the WAIS-R Fre...
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free text keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Developmental and Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Construct validity, Audiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Discriminant function analysis, Control subjects, Dementia, medicine.disease, Neuropsychology, Vigilance (psychology), media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Developmental psychology, Psychology, Names of the days of the week
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