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Attention and Performance Self-Assessment - deutsche Fassung
APSA is used for the assessment and analysis of everyday memory and concentration performance in individuals with different subclinical or clinically significant underlying diseases. The questionnaire consists of a total of 21 items. The results can be presented in the form of a total value (APS-20) or they can be made up from two subscale values for nine items each, the "Prospective memory performance" (AP-F1) and the "Difficulty in maintaining focused attention performance" (AP-F2). Reliability: Retestreliabilities in the form of intraclass correlations (ICC) and internal consistencies in the form of Cronbach's alpha were calculated. For the total value an ICC = .90 resulted, for the subscale AP-F1 ICC = .91 and for the subscale AP-F2 ICC = .87. Alpha was > .89 for all scales. Validity: The discriminant and convergent validity was calculated on the basis of correlations with corresponding methods. Thus the APSA total scale correlates with the HADS subscales anxiety (r = .63) and depression (r = .54) as well as with the tinnitus impairment questionnaire-12 (r = .52) in line with expectations.
Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). (2019). Open Test Archive: APSA. Attention and Performance Self-Assessment - deutsche Fassung. Available at: https://www.testarchiv.eu/en/test/9006739
Bankstahl, U. S. & Görtelmeyer, R. (2014). APSA. Attention and Performance Self-Assessment - deutsche Fassung [Verfahrensdokumentation, Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name APSA
English Name Attention and Performance Self-Assessment
Authors Bankstahl, U.S., Görtelmeyer, R.
Published in Test archive 2014
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Impairment, Memory Disorders, Tinnitus, Attention, Distraction, Memory, Forgetting
Language versions deu
Construct Attention, Concentration and Memory Performance
Application age 18-65 years old
Item number 21 items
Subscales (1) Prospective memory performance, (2) Difficulties in maintaining focused attention performance
Application Time 5-10 min.
Interpretation time ca. 3 min.
Reliability Internal consistencies: Cronbach's alpha > .89. Retestreliabilities in the form of intraclass correlations: ICC = .90 (total scale), ICC = .91 (AP-F1), ICC = .87 (AP-F2).
Validity Findings on discriminatory and convergent validity.
Applications Clinical diagnostics, Research
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
First published in
Bankstahl, U.S. & Görtelmeyer, R. (2013). Measuring subjective complaints of attention and performance failures - development and psychometric validation in tinnitus of the self-assessment scale APSA. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 11 (86).
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Ulli Simone Bankstahl, M.Sc., Institut für Klinisch-Onkologische Forschung der Krankenhaus Nordwest GmbH, Steinbacher Hohl 2-26, D-60488 Frankfurt am Main
Prof. Dr. Roman Görtelmeyer, Universität Mannheim, Lehrstuhl für klinische und biologische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, D-68131 Mannheim