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Type: Published Manuscript
Title: Association between dyads and correct responses on the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT).
Authors: Gonzalez R, Miller SW, Carey CL, Woods SP, Rippeth JD, Schweinsburg BC, Norman MA, Martin EM, Heaton RK
Year: 2006
Publication: Assessment
Volume: 13 Issue: 4 Pages: 381-4
Abstract:The sensitivity of the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT) to working memory deficits may be enhanced by examining "dyads" (i.e., correct responses immediately preceded by a correct response) as a complement to the traditional total correct summary score. In a sample of 397 mostly African American (79%) healthy adults, total dyad and total correct scores were highly correlated (r = .96, p < .001); however, the magnitude of this association diminished in faster stimulus presentation trials, particularly among participants with impaired working memory abilities.

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