A real-life, ecologically valid test of executive functioning: The executive secretarial task

Lamberts, K. F., Evans, J. J. and Spikman, J. M. (2010) A real-life, ecologically valid test of executive functioning: The executive secretarial task. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32(1), pp. 56-65. (doi:10.1080/13803390902806550)

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Abstract

A major goal of neuropsychological assessment is predicting a person's level of functioning in daily life. Making predictions about everyday executive functioning based on tests is problematic because of the contrast between demands made in the test environment and demands made in everyday life (Shallice & Burgess, 1991). As executive functions play an important role in independent functioning, tests with robust psychometric properties and ecologically validity are needed. We developed the Executive Secretarial Task (EST) and assessed 92 participants: 35 brain-injured patients and 57 controls. Analyses showed the EST is sensitive to executive problems and has concurrent and ecological validity

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:BADS BEHAVIOR BRAIN Dysexecutive syndrome DYSFUNCTION Ecological validity Executive functions FRONTAL-LOBE DAMAGE GOAL MANAGEMENT INJURY LEVEL Neuropsychological test Neuropsychology PREDICTION REHABILITATION Test development
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Evans, Professor Jonathan
Authors: Lamberts, K. F., Evans, J. J., and Spikman, J. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
ISSN:1380-3395

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