Ascending digits task as a measure of executive function in geriatric depression

Haris I. Sair, Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, H. Ryan Wagner, David C. Steffens

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Abstract

The authors hypothesized that older depressed patients would perform more poorly on the Ascending Digits Task (ADT) when matched against a nondepressed elderly comparison group. In a novel measure, the ADT, 129 older depressives scored more poorly than 129 comparison subjects in bivariate analyses and models controlling for demographic variables. The ADT may be a good measure of executive function in older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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