WAFV

Perception and attention functions battery: Vigilance/Sustained attention
Author: W. Sturm
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Field of Application+

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TRAFFIC
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Detailed Description+

Measures vigilance and sustained attention, subfunctions of attention.

Eight test forms are available, which make it possible to measure vigilance or sustained attention with different stimulus modes (visual or auditory) or test durations (30 or 15 min). Vigilance and sustained attention differ in the frequency of the relevant stimuli.

Attention performances are important for the successful handling of the tasks that the individual encounters in daily life. They are not independent of other skills but are a constituent of many processes of perception, memory, planning and acting, spatial orientation and problem-solving. Attention functions are thus basic skills that are required in almost every practical or intellectual activity. Many neurological and psychological disorders and diseases have an adverse effect on different aspects of attention performance. Therefore, the model and guideline compliant (GNP) WAFV test is primarily used in clinical neuropsychological investigations. It is also also used for personnel selection (especially in the field of manufacturing & safety assessments) and for traffic psychological investigations. 

Test forms+

8 test forms (4 long and 4 short forms) are available.
Test forms: Vigilance (visual, auditory), sustained attention (visual, auditory). The short forms for sustained attention have been developed especially for children and young people.

Task+

The respondent reacts as soon as he/she notices an intensity change in a presented visual or auditory stimulus.

Dimensions+

Attention

Attention

Attention

Languages+

Hungarian

Turkish

Dutch

English (USA)

French

Chinese (Taiwan)

Italian

Portuguese

Slovak

Spanish

German

Russian

Czech

Duration+

Between 18 and 32 minutes, depending on the test form.

Age+

Norms for ages 7+.

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.

This product requires an additional device.

Field of Application+

NEURO
TRAFFIC
SPORT
HR
Detailed Description+

Measures vigilance and sustained attention, subfunctions of attention.

Eight test forms are available, which make it possible to measure vigilance or sustained attention with different stimulus modes (visual or auditory) or test durations (30 or 15 min). Vigilance and sustained attention differ in the frequency of the relevant stimuli.

Attention performances are important for the successful handling of the tasks that the individual encounters in daily life. They are not independent of other skills but are a constituent of many processes of perception, memory, planning and acting, spatial orientation and problem-solving. Attention functions are thus basic skills that are required in almost every practical or intellectual activity. Many neurological and psychological disorders and diseases have an adverse effect on different aspects of attention performance. Therefore, the model and guideline compliant (GNP) WAFV test is primarily used in clinical neuropsychological investigations. It is also also used for personnel selection (especially in the field of manufacturing & safety assessments) and for traffic psychological investigations. 

Test forms+

8 test forms (4 long and 4 short forms) are available.
Test forms: Vigilance (visual, auditory), sustained attention (visual, auditory). The short forms for sustained attention have been developed especially for children and young people.

Task+

The respondent reacts as soon as he/she notices an intensity change in a presented visual or auditory stimulus.

Dimensions+

Attention

Attention

Attention

Languages+

Hungarian

Turkish

Dutch

English (USA)

French

Chinese (Taiwan)

Italian

Portuguese

Slovak

Spanish

German

Russian

Czech

Duration+

Between 18 and 32 minutes, depending on the test form.

Age+

Norms for ages 7+.

Test administration+

Controlled Mode


Scoring+

The following main variables are scored for all test forms:

  • Test form S1 & S2: Vigilance (visual)
  • Test form S3 & S4: Vigilance (auditory)
  • Test form S5 & S6: Sustained attention (visual)
  • Test form S7 & S8: Sustained attention (auditory)

All main variables are a logarithmic mean of the individual reaction times.

Furthermore, additional subsidiary variables are reported for each test form, e.g. a measure of dispersion of reaction times as well as different error types.