Performance of healthy subjects on an ecologically valid test for social cognition: The short, Dutch Version of The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT)

Herma J. Westerhof-Evers*, Annemarie C. Visser-Keizer, Skye McDonald, Jacoba M. Spikman

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Abstract

The present paper addresses the psychometric quality of the shortened Dutch version of The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT), a social cognition task comprising dynamic social interactions. Because the original TASIT required a rather long administration time, two shortened parallel forms were developed. Results showed that TASIT-short was feasible and that the two alternate forms were reasonably comparable in a group of neurologically healthy individuals (N = 98). Also, the results confirmed the ecological validity of TASIT-short in this healthy group. The test appeared sensitive to brain injury as it differentiated between the healthy subjects and a group of patients with acquired brain injury (N = 16). On the basis of the present study we conclude that TASIT-short has added value to the assessment of social cognition in patients with acquired brain injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1041
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26-Nov-2014

Keywords

  • Brain injury
  • Social inferences
  • Assessment
  • Emotion recognition
  • Social cognition
  • TRAUMATIC BRAIN-INJURY
  • EMOTION RECOGNITION
  • FACIAL EXPRESSION
  • NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
  • HEAD-INJURY
  • FOLLOW-UP
  • PERCEPTION
  • MIND
  • DEFICITS
  • ABILITY

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