Measuring the validity of two continuous performance tests: different parameters and scoring indices
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Today, there are numerous versions of the continuous performance test (CPT) used in clinical and research settings. Although CPTs may constitute a similar group of tasks with a common paradigm, they are very different in the parameters they measure (Conners, 1995). To learn more about the effects of different CPT versions as well as the numerous scoring indices, two very different CPTs, the ConnersÃ¢ÂÂ Continuous Performance Test-Second Edition (CCPT-II) and the Gordon Diagnostic System (GDS), were compared with a population of children and adolescents exhibiting ADHD and normal controls. Major findings were as follows: (a) the CCPT-II and GDS measures were not able to separate children with ADHD from normal controls; (b) individual variables from neither the CCPT-II nor the GDS were able to adequately differentiate children with ADHD and normal controls; and (c) score profiles obtained from the overall group of children and adolescents did not successfully separate the ADHD group from normal controls using the CCPT-II and GDS.
Homack, Susan Rae (2005). Measuring the validity of two continuous performance tests: different parameters and scoring indices. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from