Journal article

A method for cross-cultural adaptation of a verbal memory assessment

Yen Ying Lim, Khic Houy Prang, Lucette Cysique, Robert H Pietrzak, Peter J Snyder, Paul Maruff

BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS | SPRINGER | Published : 2009

Abstract

Verbal memory tests-although important to the neuropsychological assessment of memory-are biased to many cultures. In the present article, we highlighted the limitations associated with the direct translation of tests and word matching, as well as the lack of ecological validity and cultural appropriateness when tests developed in one culture are used in another. To overcome these limitations, a verbal memory paradigm was developed that framed the memory assessment with a shopping-list format, but that developed culturally specific stimuli for the different language groups. The aim of the present study was to determine the equivalence of this shopping list memory test in different cultural a..

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