Motor proficiency and attentional-task performance by psychotic patients

Elaine Walker, Michael Green

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Investigated the relation between motor proficiency and performance on the Continuous Performance Test (CPT) among 24 schizophrenic inpatients (mean age 34 yrs) and 24 inpatients with affective disorders (mean age 33.8 yrs). Ss completed the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency. A correlational analysis revealed that motor subtest scores were significantly related to CPT performance indexes for all Ss; decreased motor proficiency was related to more CPT errors and longer RTs. Results suggest that CPT performance is related to motoric factors and that deficits on this task may be partially attributable to poor motor abilities. (30 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-268
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Abnormal Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1982
Externally publishedYes


  • motor proficiency & attentional task performance, schizophrenic & affective disordered inpatients with mean age of 34 yrs


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