Trail Making Test for Adults (Item #18):
For evaluation of persons 15 years of age and older, the Trail Making Test (Part A and Part B) is one of the most widely used and most sensitive brief examinations for brain impairment. Recent research shows that Trails B is an excellent broad screening procedure for possible neuropsychological impairment. The Trail Making Test requires the subject to keep the alphabetical and numerical sequences in mind, shifting back and forth while integrating them and simultaneously searching the page for the correct stimulus item, all under the pressure of doing the task as rapidly as possible (and thus measuring efficiency of performance per unit of time). The test emphasizes flexibility in organizing stimulus material, keeping two sequences in mind at the same time, and accomplishing the task quickly. The individual's score on the Trail Making Test contributes to the Neuropsychological Deficit Scale (NDS) score. This item contains 100 copies of Part A, 100 copies of Part B, and the Manual for Administration.