PAD

Plan-a-Day Test
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The listed price refers to a single test administration.
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Field of Application+

NEURO
TRAFFIC
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Detailed Description+

Test to measure verbal and temporal planning ability in healthy individuals and in psychiatric and neurological patients. The test measures the respondent’s ability to select information, to structure it to create an action plan, to mentally check the plan and then to implement it in a controlled manner. PAD is based on a day-planning paradigm. Tasks of this type require respondents to devise a plan for carrying out a given list of errands (e.g. shopping, going to the doctor, meeting friends) in an efficient order, taking account of various constraints (e.g. time limits on when particular tasks can be carried out, distances between locations).
This test has been developed mainly for use in neuropsychological assessment. It is particularly appropriate for patients with neurological or psychiatric disorders in which the executive functions may be impaired, such as schizophrenia or depression. The test is used by experts who prepare neuropsychological reports and in determining ability prior to training or rehabilitation measures.

Test forms+

One test form.

Task+

The testee carries out plans for the day using a virtual map.
He/She must devise an appropriate strategy and decide in which order to carry out the tasks and visit the different buildings.

Dimensions+

Executive functions

Languages+

Dutch

English (USA)

Chinese (Taiwan)

German

Duration+

approx. 20 minutes

Age+

Norms for ages 17+.

Test administration+

Controlled Mode


The listed price refers to a single test administration.
Please consider that the VTS Standard Subscription is required to start a test in VTS.

Field of Application+

NEURO
TRAFFIC
SPORT
HR
Detailed Description+

Test to measure verbal and temporal planning ability in healthy individuals and in psychiatric and neurological patients. The test measures the respondent’s ability to select information, to structure it to create an action plan, to mentally check the plan and then to implement it in a controlled manner. PAD is based on a day-planning paradigm. Tasks of this type require respondents to devise a plan for carrying out a given list of errands (e.g. shopping, going to the doctor, meeting friends) in an efficient order, taking account of various constraints (e.g. time limits on when particular tasks can be carried out, distances between locations).
This test has been developed mainly for use in neuropsychological assessment. It is particularly appropriate for patients with neurological or psychiatric disorders in which the executive functions may be impaired, such as schizophrenia or depression. The test is used by experts who prepare neuropsychological reports and in determining ability prior to training or rehabilitation measures.

Test forms+

One test form.

Task+

The testee carries out plans for the day using a virtual map.
He/She must devise an appropriate strategy and decide in which order to carry out the tasks and visit the different buildings.

Dimensions+

Executive functions

Languages+

Dutch

English (USA)

Chinese (Taiwan)

German

Duration+

approx. 20 minutes

Age+

Norms for ages 17+.

Test administration+

Controlled Mode


Scoring+

The following main variable is scored:

Planning ability: Mean working time – Measure of the ability to select information and structure it to create an action plan.