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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-72
Normative data for the digit-letter substitution task in school children


Division of Yoga and Life Sciences, Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore, India

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H R Nagendra
Swamy Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, # 19, K.G. Nagar, Bangalore - 560 019
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-6131.60047

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Background/Aims: To establish the norms for the substitution task, a measure of psychomotor performance. Materials and Methods: Eight hundred and forty three school students were selected in the present study aged between 9-16 years (mean age = 12.14; SD = 1.77). Subjects were assessed one at a time for Digit-Letter Substitution Task (DLST). Results: Both age and sex influenced performance on the DLST; therefore, correction scores were obtained on the basis of these factors. Conclusions: The availability of the Indian normative data for the DLST will allow wider application of this test in clinical practice.


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