Race-related cognitive test bias in the active study: a mimic model approach.


Journal Article

The present study investigated evidence for race-related test bias in cognitive measures used in the baseline assessment of the ACTIVE clinical trial. Test bias against African Americans has been documented in both cognitive aging and early life span studies. Despite significant mean performance differences, Multiple Indicators Multiple Causes (MIMIC) models suggested most differences were at the construct level. There was little evidence that specific measures put either group at particular advantage or disadvantage and little evidence of cognitive test bias in this sample. Small group differences in education, cognitive status, and health suggest positive selection may have attenuated possible biases.

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Cited Authors

  • Aiken Morgan, AT; Marsiske, M; Dzierzewski, JM; Jones, RN; Whitfield, KE; Johnson, KE; Cresci, MK

Published Date

  • October 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 426 - 452

PubMed ID

  • 20845121

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20845121

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4657

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-073X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/0361073X.2010.507427


  • eng