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Type: Published Manuscript
Title: The Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT): Norms for age, education, and ethnicity.
Authors: Diehr MC, Heaton RK, Miller W, Grant I
Year: 1998
Publication: Assessment
Volume: 5 Issue: Pages: 375-387
Abstract:The Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT) is often used to measure attention, concentration, working memory, and speed of information processing. Using a modified 200-item version of the PASAT with presentation rates of 3.0, 2.4, 2.0, and 1.6 items per second, we analyzed demographic influences on test performance in a large sample (N = 566) of healthy North American adults. We found that age, education, and ethnicity were significant predictors, accounting for nearly 23% of the variance in test performance. We discuss these results in comparison to previous normative studies, and present a formula and tables for computing age, education, and ethnicity-adjusted T scores for performance on the PASAT 200

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