Saturday, June 26, 2010

Shortened version of PASAT is effective discriminant in MS

Solari A, Motta A, Radice D, Mendozzi L.  A shortened version of the PASAT 3 is feasible.Multiple Sclerosis 2007

Authors studied PASAT in 105 persons with multiple sclerosis and controls using PASAT 3 regular and shorrtened version.  They used the first 20 items.  The first 20, 30 and 50 items of the PASAT 3 retained discriminant value for MS

Notes study did not norm for age (highly sensitive) or practice effect (important). 

Note:  A review of the PASAT Tombaughh TN Arch Clin Neuropsychol 2006; 21:53-76.

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