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Brief Test of Adult Cognition by Telephone (BTACT)
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Supplemental: Mitochondrial Disease (Mito) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Short Description of Instrument
The Brief Test of Adult Cognition by Telephone (BTACT) is a battery of measures developed by Margie Lachman, PhD of Brandeis University. The battery, which takes about 20 minutes to administer, includes measures of episodic memory, working memory, reasoning, executive functions, and speed of information processing. The BTACT was collected as a part of the MIDUS-II (Mid-Life in the United States) study, yielding a normative sample of 7,000 community dwellers aged 32-84.
 
The test should be completed by trained examiners and is administered by telephone.  The form takes around 15-20 minutes to be completed.
References
Lachman, M. E., & Tun, P. A. (2008). Cognitive testing in large-scale surveys: Assessment by telephone. In D. Alwin & S. Hofer (Eds.), Handbook on cognitive aging: interdisciplinary perspectives (pp. 506–523). New York, NY: Sage. Tun, P. A., & Lachman, M. E. (2005). The Brief Test of Adult Cognition by Telephone (BTACT). Technical report, Brandeis University. Tun, P. A., & Lachman, M. (2006). Telephone assessment of cognitive function in adulthood: The Brief Test of Adult Cognition by Telephone. Age and Ageing, 35, 629–632. doi:10.1093/ageing/afl095
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