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A BATTERY OF 29 RELIABLE, VALID, AND REPEATABLE COGNITIVE AND PSYCHOMOTOR…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4673
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4673
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Human Systems Tech Corp
2000 Century Plaza Ste 321 10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia, MD 21044
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: A BATTERY OF 29 RELIABLE, VALID, AND REPEATABLE COGNITIVE AND PSYCHOMOTOR PAPER-AND-PENCIL TESTS, EACH PURPORTING TO MEASURE A SPECIFIC CONSTRUCT, WILL BE USED TO ASSESS PERFORMANCE OF 48 OLDER MALES AND FEMALES IN THREE SEPARATE AGE GROUPS (55-60,
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,000.00
 

Abstract:

A BATTERY OF 29 RELIABLE, VALID, AND REPEATABLE COGNITIVE AND PSYCHOMOTOR PAPER-AND-PENCIL TESTS, EACH PURPORTING TO MEASURE A SPECIFIC CONSTRUCT, WILL BE USED TO ASSESS PERFORMANCE OF 48 OLDER MALES AND FEMALES IN THREE SEPARATE AGE GROUPS (55-60, 65-70, 75-80 YEARS). A GROUP OF 16 MEN AND WOMEN AGED 25 TO 35 WILL SERVE AS THE CONTROL. THIS BATTERY WILL BE DIVIDED INTO THREE SUB-BATTERIES; THEY WILL BE GIVEN ON THREE SEPARATE WEEKS. EACH TEST OF A BASIC ABILITY WILL BE ANALYZED SEPARATELY ACROSS A TOTAL OF FIVE DAYS AND FIFTEEN TRIALS, WITH THREE TRIALS BEING GIVEN EACH DAY. TEST TIME FOR EACH SUB-BATTERY BY TRIAL WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 33 MINUTES. THE POTENTIAL FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION LIES WITH EACH TEST HAVING 15 ALTERNATIVE FORMS THAT CAN BE USED TO DETERMINE PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES, LEARNING CURVES, AND STABLE PERFORMANCE SCORES WITHIN AND BETWEEN SUBJECTS OF THESE SIX AGE/SEX GROUPS ACROSS A SPECTRUM OF 23 COGNITIVE AND FOUR PSYCHOMOTOR BASIC ABILITIES. IN ADDITION, THESE SCORES CAN BE FACTOR ANALYZEDTO DETERMINE A VALID STRUCTURE OF PERFORMANCE THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BATTERY OF TESTS ORIENTED TO OLDER SAMPLES OF THE POPULATION.

Principal Investigator:

Richard h shannon
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
3017302600

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Human Systems Tech Corp
2000 Century Plaza Ste 321 10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia, MD 21044

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No