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Practice Effects and Outcome of Cognitive Training: Preliminary Evidence from a Memory Training Course

Practice Effects and Outcome of Cognitive Training: Preliminary Evidence from a Memory... LETTERS tween-session PE. Participants were Practice Effects and TABLE 1. Correlations Between WISPE compensated $25. on the RAVLT and Prepost Outcome of Cognitive Pretesting cognitive performances Test Changes Training: Preliminary were largely in the “average” range Measure r p Evidence from a (37th–60th percentiles), as were sub- RAVLT total recall 0.43 0.04 RAVLT delayed recall 0.01 0.96 jective memory complaints (58th per- Memory Training BVMT-R total recall 0.49 0.02 centile). The WISPE on the RAVLT BVMT-R delayed recall 0.58 0.01 Course Digit symbol 0.05 0.82 learning trials averaged 7.35 (SD TMT Part A 0.42 0.04 4.56). This reflects a 30% increase on TMT Part B 0.22 0.31 DITOR: Practice effects (PE) are COWAT 0.02 0.93 repeated testing compared with initial MFQ 0.22 0.31 improvements in cognitive test testing. Correlations were calculated performance due to repeated expo- Notes: BVMT-R: Brief Visuospatial Memory between WISPE on the RAVLT (i.e., 1 Test-Revised; TMT: Trail Making Test; COWAT: sure to the tests, and these artificial pretest “repeated RAVLT” minus Controlled Oral Word Association Test; MFQ: improvements have traditionally Memory Functioning Questionnaire; r: Pearson “initial RAVLT”) and prepost change correlation; p: p value of correlation with df 21. been viewed as error. However, re- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry Wolters Kluwer Health

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Abstract

LETTERS tween-session PE. Participants were Practice Effects and TABLE 1. Correlations Between WISPE compensated $25. on the RAVLT and Prepost Outcome of Cognitive Pretesting cognitive performances Test Changes Training: Preliminary were largely in the “average” range Measure r p Evidence from a (37th–60th percentiles), as were sub- RAVLT total recall 0.43 0.04 RAVLT delayed recall 0.01 0.96 jective memory complaints (58th per- Memory Training BVMT-R total recall 0.49 0.02 centile). The WISPE on the RAVLT BVMT-R delayed recall 0.58 0.01 Course Digit symbol 0.05 0.82 learning trials averaged 7.35 (SD TMT Part A 0.42 0.04 4.56). This reflects a 30% increase on TMT Part B 0.22 0.31 DITOR: Practice effects (PE) are COWAT 0.02 0.93 repeated testing compared with initial MFQ 0.22 0.31 improvements in cognitive test testing. Correlations were calculated performance due to repeated expo- Notes: BVMT-R: Brief Visuospatial Memory between WISPE on the RAVLT (i.e., 1 Test-Revised; TMT: Trail Making Test; COWAT: sure to the tests, and these artificial pretest “repeated RAVLT” minus Controlled Oral Word Association Test; MFQ: improvements have traditionally Memory Functioning Questionnaire; r: Pearson “initial RAVLT”) and prepost change correlation; p: p value of correlation with df 21. been viewed as error. However, re-

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American Journal of Geriatric PsychiatryWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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