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Assessment Tools: Symbol digit modalities test

The assessment tool collection encompasses all assessments that are used in medical rehabilitation with a primary focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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Symbol digit modalities test

Author: Aaron Smith

Summary: The Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT), a measure for screening cerebral dysfunction in children and adults, involves the conversion of meaningless geometric designs into written and/or oral number responses. The test was constructed and developed on neuropsychological principles and is a simple test that normal children and adults easily perform.
Format: Patient substitutes a number, either orally or written, for randomized presentations of geometric figures

Library Record:  Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WS 350.8 A8 S642s 1982 ATOOLS )

Population: 8 years and up
Completion time: Less than 5 minutes

Equipment:    1 manual + 1 score sheet ; 28 cm  

URL Link to Publisher:  http://www.wpspublish.com/store/p/2955/symbol-digit-modalities-test-sdmt

Determine Validity and Reliability    
To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the search string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

("cognitive performance test") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the validity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)

(("cognitive performance test”) OR (IN cognitive performance test)) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

Use Policy

The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.

 

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