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digit span

A test of memory and attention.
See: digit span test
See also: span
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Mahadevan, Malone, and Bailey (2002) interpreted the digit span experiment in terms of tacts and intraverbals.
Analysis of variance revealed significant cognitive deficits following traumatic frontal lobe injury in mild and moderate severity patients on both digit span and picture completion test.
In the digit recall task, the participants heard a series of sequences, at an individual digit span length, for immediate oral serial-ordered recall over a period of 2 minutes.
Moreover, positive correlations were found between P300 amplitude and MMSE, OVMPT, digit span, and categorical verbal fluency test scores.
As shown in Table 5, multivariate analysis revealed that the 3 groups differed significantly for digit span backward test (p = 0.
Table 1: Details of test and retest administration Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 5 Semester 6 MLAT X English fluency X X Non-sign repetition X X Digit span X X Matrix reasoning X X BSL GJT X X X X Patterns X X X Connections A and B X X X PASAT X X X BIS X X X Table 2: Participants N Age Testing BSL/Interpreting students 22 Median 19 4 times (5 male) (range 19-25) (3 x 1 year apart 1 x 1 semester apart) Working interpreters 14 Mean 43 1 time (2 male) (range 34-53)
Forward and backward digit spans were obtained using the digit span subtests of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children.
Clinical characteristics of the demented patients and a-MCI participants are shown in [Table 2]; all clinical measures showed significant differences in mildly demented group and a-MCI group, except for attention (domain of CASI), digit span (forward), GDS, ADL, and QoL.
digit span forward improved whereas digit span backward did not).
The following memory tasks were used for this study: digit span (forward and backward) (maximum score: 28 points), pseudoword span (maximum score: 20 points), visuospatial working memory (similar to Corsi Blocks, but on 2 D, maximum score: 28 points), immediate recall of a list of (nine) words, immediate recall of (nine) figures showed to children (visuoverbal episodic memory) and semantic memory (4 general knowledge questions--1 point each).
The primary endpoints were Inattention/Overactivity (I/O) with Aggression Conners Behavior Rating Scale (IOWA) and Digit Span Test at week 12 compared with baseline.
The forward digit span, spatial span, and reverse digit span tasks were used as measures of verbal shot-term memory, visual short-term memory, and working memory, respectively (Alloway & Alloway, 2010; Gathercole & Pickering, 2000; Wiseheart, Altmann, Park, & Lomardino, 2009).