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The Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite, which includes the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT) as a measure of cognitive function. Concerns have been raised about the standard PASAT scoring method, whereby the number of correct responses is summed. This method does not take into account whether the. Published in 1989; The 3 seconds-interstimulus interval Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT 3') is one of the 3 tests included in the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC) and should be administered after the 2 others (Timed 25-Foot Walk test and 9-Hole Peg test (9-HPT)).

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  • Published in 1989
  • The 3 seconds-interstimulus interval Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT 3') is one of the 3 tests included in the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC) and should be administered after the 2 others (Timed 25-Foot Walk test and 9-Hole Peg test (9-HPT))
  • A faster version with a 2 seconds-interstimulus interval (PASAT-2') could also be administered after PASAT-3' (optional)

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To evaluate cognitive function by assessing auditory information processing speed and flexibility, as well as calculation ability, in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nervous System Diseases
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Multiple Sclerosis

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  • English for the USA
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Gronwall DM. Paced auditory serial-addition task: a measure of recovery from concussion. Percept Mot Skills. 1977 Apr;44(2):367-73 (PubMed abstract)

Rao SM, Leo GJ, Haughton VM, St Aubin-Faubert P, Bernardin L. Correlation of magnetic resonance imaging with neuropsychological testing in multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 1989 Feb;39(2 Pt 1):161-6 (Full-text article)

Cutter GR, Baier ML, Rudick RA, et al. Development of a multiple sclerosis functional composite as a clinical trial outcome measure. Brain 1999;122:871–882 (PubMed abstract)

Cohen JA, Cutter GR, Fischer JS, Goodman AD, Heidenreich FR, Jak AJ, Kniker JE, Kooijmans MF, Lull JM, Sandrock AW, Simon JH, Simonian NA, Whitaker JN. Use of the multiple sclerosis functional composite as an outcome measure in a phase 3 clinical trial. Arch Neurol. 2001 Jun;58(6):961-7. (PubMed abstract)

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Rudick RA, Cutter G, Baier M, Fisher E, Dougherty D, Weinstock-Guttman B, Mass MK, Miller D, Simonian NA. Use of the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite to predict disability in relapsing MS. Neurology. 2001 May 22;56(10):1324-30. (PubMed abstract)

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Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT) is a neuropsychological test, used to assess capacity and rate of information processing and sustained and divided attention [1].

Originally the test was known as the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT). The subjects are given in the version used as part of the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite a number every 3 seconds and are asked to add the number they just heard with the number they heard before. This is a challenging task that involves working memory, attention and arithmetic capabilities. Versions with numbers presented every 2 seconds are also available. The original version presented the numbers every 2.4 seconds with 0.4 decrements for subsequent trials. The PASAT was originally developed for use in evaluating patients with head injury[2]. The advantage in this population was supposed to be minimal practice effects. This test has been widely used in other conditions besides traumatic brain injury. It has become widely used in the testing of patients with multiple sclerosis as patients with this disease frequently have an impaired performance on this test. The PASAT was included in the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite [3] as a cognitive measure. However, the use of the PASAT in clinical trials in MS it has shown to be problematic as there are significant practice effects over repeated measures; typically the effect of treatment is reflected by a larger improvement on the test compared to the control group.

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  1. Spreen O., Strauss E.: A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests; ²1998; New York, Oxford University press
  2. Gronwall DM. Paced auditory serial-addition task: a measure of recovery from concussion. Percept Mot Skills. 1977 Apr;44(2):367–373
  3. Fischer S. et al. (2001) Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite, New York; The National Multiple Sclerosis Society http://pasat.us/PDF/MSFC_Manual.pdf seen Oct 26, 2010