(Cat) Category Test

by James Choca, PhD, Linda Laatsch, PhD, Dan Garside, Rahul Gupta, and James Fenstermacher
Computerized self-report
HCT: 30 to 40 minutes; ACat: 30 to 40 minutes; RCat: 20 minutes; Cat: 30 to 40 minutes (up to 95 minutes for impaired respondents)
HCT: 16 to 69 years; ACat: 16 to 19 years; RCat: 16 to 69 years; ICat: 9 to 15 years
Measures executive function and detects cognitive impairment and/or brain damage
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Level C required.

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(Cat) Category Test


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The Category Test is designed to assess problem-solving capacity, or the ability to search for and discover alternative solutions to novel problems. It involves presentation of figures on a computer screen. Respondents select keys 1, 2, 3, or 4 on the keyboard to respond to the test items. According to standard Cat protocol, the administrator must remain unobtrusively present during administration of the test. Instructions appear on the screen, but because the test is used to detect cognitive impairment and/or brain damage, the administrator will provide oral direction where necessary. Scales include: executive functioning, problem solving, abstraction, visuospatial skills, and brain damage and cognitive impairment.

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