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Mental Alternation Test: Administration mode, age, and practice effects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20865619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Administration mode, age, education, and practice effects were examined for the Mental Alternation Test (MAT), a brief orally administered measure of executive function. Participants (N = 135) between the ages of 65 and 85 years completed the MAT twice in person, twice over the telephone, or once in person and once over the telephone. MAT scores did not differ across administration modes. Furthermore, the MAT detected normative decreases in executive ability in later life. The correlation between MAT performance and educational attainment was small. Finally, practice effects, which were influenced by age, were found between administration times. These findings provide important implications for both research and clinical applications of the MAT in older populations.
Authors:
Erin McComb; Holly Tuokko; Paul Brewster; Pak Hei Benedito Chou; Katja Kolitz; Margaret Crossley; Martine Simard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1744-411X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Exp Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502170     Medline TA:  J Clin Exp Neuropsychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre on Aging, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
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