Cancellation test performance in African American, Hispanic, and White elderly.

  title={Cancellation test performance in African American, Hispanic, and White elderly.},
  author={Desiree A. Byrd and Pegah Touradji and M. Tang and Jennifer Jaie Manly},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  volume={10 3},
Shape and letter cancellation test performance was investigated among large samples of African American, Hispanic, and White non-demented elders. Ethnic minority elders took significantly longer to complete both tasks compared to Whites. An index of task efficiency, which simultaneously measures time and accuracy, suggested that slower time by minority elders was not related to a measurable effort to achieve greater accuracy. The frequency of commission errors was greater in our sample than in… CONTINUE READING
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