Journal article

Normative verbal and non-verbal memory test scores for Australian women aged 56-67

MS Clark, L Dennerstein, S Elkadi, JR Guthrie, SC Bowden, VW Henderson

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2004

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To establish normative data for tests of verbal and non-verbal memory for midlife Australian-born women, and in so doing investigate factors which contribute to variation in test performance. METHOD: Two hundred and fifty-seven healthy women aged 56-67 years (mean age 60), who are participating in the Melbourne Women's Midlife Longitudinal Health Project, were administered two word list learning tasks, a story recall task (the East Boston Memory Test) and the Faces subtest from the Wechsler Memory Scale III as part of a larger neuropsychological battery. Word list learning tasks consisted of either 16 semantically related words, derived from the California Verbal Learning Test II,..

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