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Protocol - Sustained and Selective Attention

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Description:

The Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd EditionTM (Conners CPT 3™) is a computerized test for the assessment of visual attention problems in individuals’ ages 8 years old and older. Respondents press the spacebar (or click the mouse) when any letter of the alphabet (except "X") appears on the screen. Commission errors occur when the spacebar is pressed when an "X" is presented. Omission errors occur when the spacebar is not pressed when a letter besides "X" is presented on the screen. Reaction time is the interval between the appearance of the letter on the screen and the response, e.g., pressing the spacebar. The Conners CPT 3™ uses both standardized and raw scores to measure overall visual attention as well as specific aspects of attention in the areas of inattentiveness, impulsivity, sustained attention and vigilance.

Protocol:

Summary of the Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd EditionTM (Conners CPT 3™):

The Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd EditionTM (Conners CPT 3™) is a computerized test for the assessment of visual attention problems in individuals’ ages 8 years old and older. Respondents press the spacebar (or click the mouse) when any letter of the alphabet (except "X") appears on the screen. Commission errors occur when the spacebar is pressed when an "X" is presented. Omission errors occur when the spacebar is not pressed when a letter besides "X" is presented on the screen. Reaction time is the interval between the appearance of the letter on the screen and the response, e.g., pressing the spacebar. The Conners CPT 3™ uses both standardized and raw scores to determine not only the respondent’s overall attentional performance overall but also four specific aspects of attention: inattentiveness, impulsivity, sustained attention and vigilance.

The Conners CPT 3™ is a proprietary instrument and administration requires a license from Multi-Health Systems, Inc.

Protocol Name from Source:

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Availability:

Proprietary

Personnel and Training Required

Personnel should be trained in providing the instructions for self-completion of the Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd EditionTM (Conners CPT 3™) and in accurately capturing and saving the results at the completion of the test.

Equipment Needs

Laptop or desktop computer with Windows 2000 or later, and a mouse or pointing device. See the MHS, Inc., website for a full list of system requirements.

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Computer-administered task

Life Stage:

Child, Adolescent, Adult

Participants:

Individuals ages 8 and older.

Specific Instructions:

The Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd EditionTM (Conners CPT 3™) is a proprietary instrument and administration requires a license from Multi-Health Systems, Inc.

Selection Rationale

The Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd EditionTM (Conners CPT 3™) is a valid, reliable computerized task for measuring the respondent’s inattentiveness, impulsivity, sustained attention, and vigilance.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Neurology Sustained Attention Assessment Score 4924363 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

Conners, C. K. (2003). Continuous Performance Test II. Toronto, Ontario: Multi-Health Systems Inc.

The Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd EditionTM (Conners CPT 3™) is a proprietary instrument and administration requires a license from Multi-Health Systems, Inc.

MHS Inc.
P.O. Box 950
North Tonawanda, NY
14120-0950
Telephone: 800.456.3003
Email: customerservice@mhs.com

General References

Brown, F. C., Katz, L. J., Roth, R. M., & Beers, S. R. (2014). The relationship of self-reported subclinical obsessive-compulsive symptoms and impulsivity among adults with AD/HD. Psychiatry Research, 216(1), 131-136.

Conners, C. K., Epstein, J. N., Angold, A., & Klaric, J. (2003). Continuous performance test performance in a normative epidemiological sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 31(5), 555-562.

Daly, B., Kral, M. C., Brown, R. T., Elkin, D., Madan-Swain, A., Mitchell, M., Crosby L, Dematteo D, Larosa A, Jackson, S. (2012). Ameliorating attention problems in children with sickle cell disease: A pilot study of methylphenidate. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 33(3), 244-251.

Protocol ID:

821201

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX821201000000 Protocol 821201 - proprietary. Check DCW for contact. 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Sustained and Selective Attention

Release Date:

July 30, 2015

Definition

A computerized task to measure attention-related problems.

Purpose

Deficits in attention are associated with some psychiatric conditions, (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder-ADHD), genetic diseases (e.g., sickle cell disease), and can be a consequence of stroke.

Keywords

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