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The serial use of child neurocognitive tests: development versus practice effects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19086759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
When serial neurocognitive assessments are performed, 2 main factors are of importance: test-retest reliability and practice effects. With children, however, there is a third, developmental factor, which occurs as a result of maturation. Child tests recognize this factor through the provision of age-corrected scaled scores. Thus, a ready-made method for estimating the relative contribution of developmental versus practice effects is the comparison of raw (developmental and practice) and scaled (practice only) scores. Data from a pool of 507 Portuguese children enrolled in a study of dental amalgams (T. A. DeRouen, B. G. Leroux, et al., 2002; T. A. DeRouen, M. D. Martin, et al., 2006) showed that practice effects over a 5-year period varied on 8 neurocognitive tests. Simple regression equations are provided for calculating individual retest scores from initial test scores.
Peter D Slade; Brenda D Townes; Gail Rosenbaum; Isabel P Martins; Henrique Luis; Mario Bernardo; Michael D Martin; Timothy A Derouen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological assessment     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1040-3590     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Assess     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-17     Completed Date:  2009-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915253     Medline TA:  Psychol Assess     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Development / physiology*
Cognition Disorders / diagnosis*
Neuropsychological Tests
Practice (Psychology)*
Severity of Illness Index
Wechsler Scales
Young Adult
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