Accession Number : ADP005568

Title :   The Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects of the Tactual Performance Test,

Corporate Author : LANDSTUHL REGIONAL ARMY MEDICAL CENTER APO NEW YORK 09180

Personal Author(s) : Zych,Kenneth A. ; Govia,Michael

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The Tactual Performance Tests (TPT) is a novel, haptic, complex psychomotor tests that yields qualitative and quantitative data. The TPT provides the following three of seven indices used for the Halstead-Reitan Impairment Index: total time for three trials; memory for block shape; and memory for block design. Studies have shown that the TPT latency and location measures to be sensitive to a brain dysfunction resulting from a variety of causes. However, there is a lack of parametric data regarding block placement and qualitative information on problem solving approaches to the test. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to: (1) examine the sequence of block placement; (2) determine the relative frequency of recall of each block; and (3) obtain observations of problem solving behaviors of non-brain damaged and brain damaged subjects.

Descriptors :   *PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS, *TOUCH, *MENTAL DISORDERS, BRAIN DAMAGE, MENTAL HEALTH, MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), PROBLEM SOLVING, NEUROLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE