Paced auditory serial-addition task: a measure of recovery from concussion

Percept Mot Skills. 1977 Apr;44(2):367-73. doi: 10.2466/pms.1977.44.2.367.


The need for a measure of severity of concussion apart from duration of post-traumatic amnesia is examined. The paced auditory serial-addition test, a measure of rate of information processing, is presented as a convenient test for estimating individual performance during recovery. Procedures for administration and control data are given, and the programme used for managing the rehabilitation of concussion patients described.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Auditory Perception
  • Brain Concussion / rehabilitation*
  • Cognition*
  • Convalescence*
  • Humans
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychological Tests*
  • Time Factors