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Impaired Digit Span

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Overview

    • How to Assess

    • Tell the patient a series of numbers and ask them to immediately repeat them back. Start with three digits (e.g. 6 2 3) and increase until the patient is unable to repeat them back correctly.
    • Normal Span

    • 6 ± 1 digits
    • Causes of Impaired Digit Span

    • Delirium
    • Dementia
    • Aphasia
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