The Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) “is a standardized cognitive-functional measure that identifies patterns of performance associated with long term memory stores” (Burns, 2018). It is used to “explain and predict capacity to function in various contexts and guide intervention plans” (Burns, 2018).
Age Range: Adult/Geriatric
Test Type: Standardized & performance-based
Administration Time: 45 minutes
Publication Year: Manual revision 2018
Author: Developed by author and researcher Theresa Burns, OTR
Administration Time: Individual
Scoring: Range from intact performance (level 6 or 5) to profound disability (level 2)
Each subtest repeatedly measures working memory and executive functions at progressively more complex levels. The specific task is less important than the way in which the client responds to gradually increasing task demands and task complexity. The seven subtests are:
Each subtask is rated with a performance level score (e.g. 6.0;5.0; 4.5 etc.). Subtest scores are then averaged, providing a total score. Scores are based on average performance over time.
Profiles & Performance Patterns
The CPT profiles identify corresponding issues of IADL concern. A half-level profile system is used (5.6;5.0;4.5;4.0;3.5;3.0;2.5;1)
Burns, Thereasa (2018). Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) Revised Manual 2018 Maddak.