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Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd Edition (Conners CPT 3)
Availability
Please visit this website for more information about the instrument: Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd Edition
Classification
Supplemental- Highly Recommended: Cerebral Palsy (CP), Epilepsy, and Mitochondrial Disease (Mito): Highly recommended for studies that measure cognitive attention span.
 
Supplemental: Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Neuromuscular Disease (NMD), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 
Exploratory: Sport-Related Concussion (SRC)
Short Description of Instrument
Ratings scales of ADHD symptoms and associated behaviors. Forms available for parent, teacher and self report.
 
The Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd Edition™ (Conners CPT 3™) is the result of four years of extensive product research and development. School psychologists, clinicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, child protection agencies, and mental health workers can count on the Conners 3™ to be reliable and dependable tool capable of supporting them in the diagnostic and identification process.
 
Based on the solid findings and key elements of its predecessor, the Conners’ Rating Scales–Revised (CRS–R™), the Conners 3™ offers a thorough assessment of ADHD. The Conners 3 now addresses comorbid disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. Each parent, teacher, and self-report form is available in fulllength and short versions.
Comments/Special Instructions
The CPT 3™ is a task-based computerized assessment of attention disorders and neurological functioning. Results from the CPT 3™ can clarify the nature of attention deficits, quickly identifying problems with impulsiveness, activation/arousal, or vigilance, for example. Administered in educational, psychiatric, medical, and correctional settings, the CPT 3™ can be used to screen for or diagnose ADHD, monitor treatment, test the effects of medication, or determine optimal drug dosage. New to Version 5 are two very convenient options: minimizing false positives and minimizing false negatives. The former option is useful when you want only very strong evidence of ADHD in order to avoid unnecessary follow-up evaluation. The latter is helpful when you want to identify as many potential attention problems as possible. Appropriate for individuals aged 6 years and up, the CPT 3™ presents target letters on a computer screen. The examinee's task is to press the space bar or click the mouse whenever any letter other than "X" appears. Letters are displayed for 250 milliseconds, at 1-, 2-, and 4-second intervals. Administration time is 14 minutes.
 
This process yields the following information:
 
Response Times
 
Changes in Reaction Time Speed and Consistency
 
Signal Detection Theory Statistics
 
Confidence Index
 
Commission Errors
 
Omission Errors
 
Sport-Related Concussion Specific: Advantage: The Conners CPT 3™ is a standard in the assessment of sustained visual attention and is used widely for other neurological conditions, notably ADHD. It includes a variety of measures to assess accuracy, target detection, impulsivity, and discrimination of targets from non-targets. Limitations: The measure is not widely used in subacute concussion and would more often be used in a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment.
 
Age Range: 8-adult
 
Scoring
The Conners 3 now has the following two scoring options for the MHS Online Assessment Center and the MHS Scoring Software:
 
 
  1. DSM-IV-TR™: DSM Symptom Scales are scored based on diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR).
 
2. DSM-5: DSM Symptom Scales are scored based on diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
References
Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd Edition™ (Conners CPT 3™) [Internet]. Multi-Health Systems. 2014 [cited 2016 June 21]. Available from: http://www.mhs.com/product.aspx?gr=edu&prod=cpt3&id=overview. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Multi-Health Systems.
 
Arffa, S. (2010). Test review of the Conners 3rd Edition™ (Conners 3™). In R. A. Spies, J. F. Carlson, & K. F. Geisinger (Eds.), The Eighteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.
 
Conners, C. K. (1989). Conners' Rating Scales manual. New York: Multi-Health Systems, Inc.
 
Conners, C. K. (1997). Conners' Rating Scales–Revised. New York: Multi-Health Systems, Inc.
 
Conners CK. Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd Edition™ (Conners CPT 3™) [Internet]. Multi-Health Systems. 2014 [cited 2016 June 21]. Available from: http://www.mhs.com/product.aspx?gr=edu&prod=cpt3&id=overview.
 
Conners CK, Sitarenios G, Parker JD, Epstein JN. The revised Conners' Parent Rating Scale (CPRS-R): factor structure, reliability, and criterion validity. Journal of abnormal child psychology. 1998;26(4):257–268.
 
Conners CK, Sitarenios G, Parker JD, Epstein JN. Revision and restandardization of the Conners Teacher Rating Scale (CTRS-R): factor structure, reliability, and criterion validity. Journal of abnormal child psychology. 1998;26(4):279–291.
 
Edelbrock C, Greenbaum R, Conover NC. Reliability and concurrent relations between the teacher version of the Child Behavior Profile and the Conners Revised Teacher Rating Scale. Journal of abnormal child psychology. 1985;13(2):295–303.
 
Goyette CH, Conners CK, Ulrich RF. Normative data on revised Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales. Journal of abnormal child psychology. 1978;6(2):221–236.
 
Hardy P, Collet JP, Goldberg J, Ducruet T, Vanasse M, Lambert J, Marois P, Amar M, Montgomery DL, Lecomte JM, Johnston KM, Lassonde M. Neuropsychological effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in cerebral palsy. Developmental medicine and child neurology. 2002;44(7):436–446.
 
Muriel V, Garcia-Molina A, Aparicio-Lopez C, Ensenat A, Roig-Rovira T. [Cognitive stimulation in children with cerebral palsy]. Revista de neurologia. 2014;59(10):443–448.
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