New Assessment Measures Ability to Carry Out a Future Task

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With real-world tasks and event-based cues, the MIST is an ideal instrument for assessing prospective memory functioning... Memory for Intentions Test™ (MIST™)

PAR is pleased to announce the release of the Memory for Intentions Test™ (MIST™), a test of eight time-delayed prospective memory tasks. Prospective memory—also referred to as memory for intentions—is the ability to remember to carry out a future task.

MIST trials vary by cue type (time vs. event), time delay (long vs. short), and response type (action vs. verbal) to examine prospective memory performance. In addition, because MIST tasks were designed to measure the more everyday aspects of prospective memory performance, each MIST task is a real-world task that one might have to perform in daily life. The MIST also contains a Delayed Prospective Memory Task with a 24-hour delay, enabling the clinician to approximate the examinee's memory for intentions over a longer time span.

The assessment features two equivalent forms, an ongoing distracter task in the form of a word search puzzle, and a series of multiple choice recognition items given at the end of the testing session that help the clinician evaluate retrospective memory functioning.

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James Gyurke, PhD
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