The Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT) is a neuropsychological instrument designed to measure attention, working memory and speed of information processing in a complex manner. It is currently used to evaluate different neurological diseases. The purpose of this study was to establish PASAT normative data for the healthy Italian population using the standardized methodology of Equivalents Scores. The brief PASAT auditory version included in the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite was administered to 146 healthy Italian participants, distributed for gender (70 men; 76 women), age (range 18-83) and education (8-19). We found that age and education, but not gender, were significant PASAT score predictors. PASAT normative Italian data may represent a useful application for clinicians and researchers to document mild executive deficits in different neurological populations.

The Pace Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT): normative data for the Italian population / M.C. Saetti, T. Difonzo, M. Andrea Sirtori, L. Negri, S. Zago, C. Rassiga. - In: NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TRENDS. - ISSN 1970-321X. - 29:(2021), pp. 65-82.

The Pace Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT): normative data for the Italian population

M.C. Saetti
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L. Negri;
2021

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The Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT) is a neuropsychological instrument designed to measure attention, working memory and speed of information processing in a complex manner. It is currently used to evaluate different neurological diseases. The purpose of this study was to establish PASAT normative data for the healthy Italian population using the standardized methodology of Equivalents Scores. The brief PASAT auditory version included in the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite was administered to 146 healthy Italian participants, distributed for gender (70 men; 76 women), age (range 18-83) and education (8-19). We found that age and education, but not gender, were significant PASAT score predictors. PASAT normative Italian data may represent a useful application for clinicians and researchers to document mild executive deficits in different neurological populations.
PASAT; attention; executive functions; normative data
Settore MED/26 - Neurologia
Settore M-PSI/03 - Psicometria
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