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dc.contributor.author Vigliecca, Nora Silvana
dc.contributor.author Báez Buitrago, Sandra Jimena
dc.date.available 2017-09-21T20:31:37Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03
dc.identifier.citation Vigliecca, Nora Silvana; Báez Buitrago, Sandra Jimena; Screening executive function and global cognition with the Nine-Card Sorting Test: healthy participant studies and ageing implications; Wiley; Psychogeriatrics; 15; 3; 3-2015; 163-170
dc.identifier.issn 1346-3500
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11336/24855
dc.description.abstract Background: The Nine-Card Sorting Test provides valid and reliable scores when screening executive function, intelligence, and academic achievement. It is also useful for detecting cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly and for assessing disease evolution and treatment effectiveness. It deals with three non-verbal sorting principles, individually and in pairs. The presence of risk in the ability to discover and organize visual logical stimuli is explored. Objectives: This study aimed to describe performance on the Nine-Card Sorting Test in a non-clinical sample, to analyze the effect of demographic variables, and to propose suitable (i.e. the simplest and most homogeneous) cut-off points for possible deficits. Combinations in pairs (double arrays) were assessed (range: 0–3). Results: Significant effects of age and education were observed, but no interactions among the demographic variables were seen. Differences between the second and third levels of education and between men and women were not significant. The simplest cut-off points were as follows: (i) the median for people younger than 45 years old was 2, independent of educational level; (ii) the median for people older than 74 years old was 1, independent of educational level; and (iii) the median for people aged 45–74 years old was 1 for the first level of education and 2 for higher levels of education. Conclusion: By considering both the statistical nature of the present dependent variable (number of completed categories) and the clear-cut performance of the different samples studied, this neuropsychological test can be defined as a categorical screening for executive function and global cognition. This is advantageous for reporting risk. Of the whole sample, the 25th percentile (score = 1) represented a valid index for possible deficits. Ageing questions are highlighted. The test is also fruitful for studies on visuospatial organization and its facilitatory and inhibitory mechanisms.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
dc.subject Cognitive aging
dc.subject Screening Mental Status
dc.subject Neuropsychology
dc.subject Norms
dc.subject.classification Otras Psicología
dc.subject.classification Psicología
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS SOCIALES
dc.title Screening executive function and global cognition with the Nine-Card Sorting Test: healthy participant studies and ageing implications
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dc.date.updated 2017-06-12T20:29:49Z
dc.journal.volume 15
dc.journal.number 3
dc.journal.pagination 163-170
dc.journal.pais Estados Unidos
dc.journal.ciudad Hoboken
dc.description.fil Fil: Vigliecca, Nora Silvana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Córdoba. Instituto de Humanidades. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Instituto de Humanidades; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Báez Buitrago, Sandra Jimena. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Houssay. Instituto de Neurociencia Cognitiva. Fundación Favaloro. Instituto de Neurociencia Cognitiva; Argentina
dc.journal.title Psychogeriatrics
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyg.12104
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/url/http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/psyg.12104/abstract


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