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Improving Assessment of Executive Functioning in Culturally Diverse Older Adults

(IRB#: IRB_00145891)

Neuropsychological evaluations are often used to help doctors determine how well an individual can live independently. However, many of the tests neuropsychologists use were developed on non-Hispanic White individuals and are not as accurate in culturally diverse individuals. The goal of this study is to determine which measures are best for assessing functioning in culturally-diverse individuals so that neuropsychologists have a better understanding of how improve the accuracy of their assessments.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Healthy Volunteers
  •   In Person
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Healthy Volunteers

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Must identify as non-White or Hispanic White.
  • Must be at least 60 years of age.
  • Must be able to speak/read English at about an 5th grade level.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Cannot have any uncorrected hearing, visual, or motor difficulties that would prevent them from understanding task instructions or using a pen/pencil.

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Libby DesRuisseaux


IRB#: IRB_00145891

PI: Libby DesRuisseaux

Department: College of Social and Behavioral Science

Approval Date: 2021-10-19 19:28:00

Study Categories: Brain Health Studies, Mental Health and Well-being Studies

Specialties: Geriatrics, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Psychology, Clinical

Last Updated: 6/8/23