Normative data of a brief neuropsychological battery for Spanish individuals older than 49

Montserrat Alegret, Ana Espinosa, Georgina Vinyes-Junqué, Sergi Valero, Isabel Hernández, Lluís Tárraga, James T. Becker, Mercè Boada

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Abstract

There is an increasing need for standardized assessment of cognition in older patients that is relatively brief, easy to administer, and has normative data adjusted for age and educational attainment. We tested 332 literate, cognitively normal, Spanish persons older than 49 years from the Memory Clinic of Fundació ACE, Institut Català de Neurociències Aplicades (Barcelona, Spain) with measures of cognitive information processing speed, orientation, attention, verbal learning and memory, language, visuoperception, praxis, and executive functions. Several of the tests were affected by age, education, and/or gender, but the language of administration (i.e., Spanish or Catalan) did not affect the test scores. Standardized scores and percentile ranks were calculated for each age and/or education group for use by clinical neuropsychologists. © 2012 Psychology Press, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-219
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Cognition
  • Educational effects
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Verbal learning

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