S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Psychiatry (정신과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_정신과학전공)
Korean Version of Frontal Assessment Battery: Psychometric Properties and Normative Data
- Kim, Tae Hui; Huh, Yoonseok; Choe, Jin Yeong; Jeong, Ji Woon; Lee, Seok Bum; Jhoo, Jin Hyeong; Woo, Jong Inn; Kim, Ki Woong; Lee, Dong Young; Lee, Jung Jae; Park, Joon Hyuk
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- DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS; Vol.29 4; 363-370
- Background: We developed the Korean version of the Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB-K), evaluated its psychometric properties and constructed normative data for Korean elders. Methods: FAB-K was administered to 300 Alzheimer`s disease (AD) patients and 635 normal controls. Reliability of FAB-K was evaluated by testing its internal consistency, test-retest and inter-rater reliabilities. Validity of FAB-K was evaluated by testing discriminant validity for AD and concurrent validity with other frontal function tests. Age-and education-specific normative data of FAB-K were developed. Results: Cronbach`s alpha, inter-rater reliability and test-retest reliability of FAB-K were 0.802, 0.980 (p < 0.001) and 0.820 (p < 0.001), respectively. FAB-K exhibited significant correlations with the scores of MMSE and other frontal function tests (p < 0.01). Total and item scores of FAB-K were lower in AD patients than in controls and became worse as clinical dementia rating increased (F = 192.026, d.f. = 4, p < 0.001). The optimal cut-off score of FAB-K for AD was determined as 10/11, where sensitivity and specificity for AD were 0.717 and 0.827, respectively. Normative data were stratified by 3 age groups and 4 education groups. Conclusion: The FAB-K is a valid and reliable instrument for evaluating frontal dysfunction, and may be useful for screening AD. Copyright (C) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel
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