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Impaired Digit Span

August 20th, 2017


  • 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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