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,

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4673
Amount: $49,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Human Systems Tech Corp
2000 Century Plaza Ste 321, 10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD, 21044
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RICHARD H SHANNON
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (301) 730-2600
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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.

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