How many segments are there in an orange: normative data for the new Cognitive Estimation Task in an Italian population

Federica Scarpina, Guido E. D’Aniello, Alessandro Mauro, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Sarah E. MacPherson

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Abstract

The Cognitive Estimation Test (CET) is widely used by clinicians to assess frontal executive dysfunction. In the present work, the Italian standardization of a new version of the CET is provided. This version consists of two 9-item parallel forms (A and B) that were administered to two hundred and twenty-seven healthy Italian male and female participants aged between 19 and 91 years with 5–24 years of full-time education. Performance on the CET was not related to age or level of education; both forms showed a male CET advantage. The new CET is a useful tool for clinicians and researchers to administer the CET more than once without practice effects, which is considered important when assessing frontal executive abilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1889-1895
Number of pages7
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 12 2015

Keywords

  • Cognitive estimation
  • Executive function
  • Frontal lobe
  • Neuropsychological test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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