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| Published: September 30, 2018

Limitations of Integrating Technology in Cognitive Testing of Non-Verbal Memory

Porrselvi A.P

M.Sc., Neuroscience, UGC Senior Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shankar V.

DM, Neurology, Professor and Head of the Department, Department of Neurology, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.098/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.098

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Objective: With the rapid progress of computer technology, there has been increased integration of the technology in cognitive assessment and rehabilitation. This study aims to bring to light some of the limitations posed by the integration of technology in cognitive testing especially for an older cohort.  Method: In this study the performance of older people in a test of non-verbal memory using digital capture method and paper and pencil method has been compared.  Results: Significant differences were found between the test performances on both the versions of the same test with the testees performing better on the paper and pencil version. Gender or level of education did not affect the test performance while age affected test performance more on the digital version than on the paper and pencil version. Conclusion: The tester must be trained and must take necessary precaution for the purpose of accurate test findings and in order to avoid diagnostic errors.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.098/20180603

10.25215/0603.098

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018