Nelson's (1976) Modified Card Sorting Test: A review

de Zubicaray, G. & Ashton, R. (1996) Nelson's (1976) Modified Card Sorting Test: A review. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 10(3), pp. 245-254.

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We review studies of Nelson's (1976) Modified Card Sorting Test (MCST) that have examined the performance of subjects with frontal lobe dysfunction. Six studies investigated the performance of normal controls and patients with frontal lobe dysfunction, whereas four studies compared the performance of frontal and nonfrontal patients. One further study compared the performance of amnesic patients both on the MCST and on the original Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST). Evidence regarding the MCST's differential sensitivity to frontal lobe dysfunction is weak, as is the evidence regarding the equivalence of the MCST and WCST. It is likely that the MCST is an altogether different test from the standard version. In the absence of proper normative data for the MCST, we provide a table of scores derived from the control groups of various studies. Given the paucity of evidence, further research is required before the MCST can be recommended for use as a marker of frontal lobe dysfunction.

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ID Code: 85720
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
DOI: 10.1080/13854049608406687
ISSN: 1744-4144
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 [consult the author]
Deposited On: 07 Oct 2015 07:05
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 07:05

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