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Performance on the Benton Visual Retention Test in an educationally diverse elderly population

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Authors
Seo, Eun Hyun; Lee, Dong Young; Choo, Il Han; Youn, Jong Choul; Kim, Ki Woong; Jhoo, Jin Hyeong; Suh, Kwan Woo; Paek, Yong Su; Jun, Yong Ho; Woo, Jong Inn
Issue Date
2007
Publisher
Gerontological Society of America
Citation
Journals of Gerontology Series B 62(3):P191-P193
Keywords
Aging/*psychologyAlzheimer Disease/diagnosis/psychologyEarly Diagnosis*Educational StatusFemaleHumansMaleMiddle Aged*Neuropsychological Tests*Pattern Recognition, VisualPsychometricsPsychomotor Performance*Retention (Psychology)
Abstract
In this study, we investigated the effects of demographic variables on the performances of Administrations A and C of the Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT) in a geriatric population with a wide range of educational achievement. We administered the test to 554 nondemented elders aged 60-90 years with an educational history of from zero to 25 years. Age and education significantly influenced Administrations A and C, although gender had no main effect. We observed significant Education x Gender interactions for Administrations A and C, Age x Gender interactions for Administration A, and Age x Education interactions for Administration C. Our results suggest that both nonverbal memory and constructional ability are influenced by age and education. Although there is no overall gender effect, men seem to outperform women in a poorly educated (for Administrations A and C) or relatively older (for Administration A) elderly population.
ISSN
1079-5014 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17507588

http://hdl.handle.net/10371/23412
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