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Derived trail making test indices in a sample of alcohol abusers: demographic effects.
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PMID:  12187783     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Derived indices on the Trail Making test (TMT), a test often used for screening cognitive impairments, were examined in a sample of alcohol abusers in drug abuse treatment programs. A mixed race sample of 1000 subjects was drawn from electronic files of data from the Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS). The DATOS was a naturalistic, prospective cohort study that collected data from 1991-1993 in 96 programs in 11 cities in the United States. Data were analyzed to determine the effects of demographic variables on derived indices created by adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing parts A and B of the TMT in this large treatment sample of alcohol abusers. The variables of age, ethnicity, and education were statistically significant for the total (A + B), interaction (A x B/100), and difference score (B-A) derived indices of the TMT. The ratio score (B/A) was only significant for education.
Charles Roberts; Arthur MacNeill Horton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of neuroscience     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0020-7454     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-21     Completed Date:  2002-09-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0270707     Medline TA:  Int J Neurosci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockwall II Building, Suite 840, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Alcoholism / complications*,  ethnology,  psychology*
Cognition Disorders / ethnology,  etiology*
Educational Status
Middle Aged
Psychological Tests
United States / epidemiology

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