Ascending digits task as a measure of executive function in geriatric depression.


Journal Article

The authors hypothesized that older depressed patients would perform more poorly on the Ascending Digits Task (ADT) when matched against a nondepressed elderly comparison group. In a novel measure, the ADT, 129 older depressives scored more poorly than 129 comparison subjects in bivariate analyses and models controlling for demographic variables. The ADT may be a good measure of executive function in older adults.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sair, HI; Welsh-Bohmer, KA; Wagner, HR; Steffens, DC

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 117 - 120

PubMed ID

  • 16525080

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16525080

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0895-0172

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/jnp.18.1.117


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States