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Can J Aging. 2015 Sep;34(3):391-6. doi: 10.1017/S0714980815000173. Epub 2015 Jun 16.

[TEFREP: repeating sentences Test in France and Quebec. Development, validation and standardization].

[Article in French]

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Département de réadaptation,Faculté de Médecine,Université Laval,Québec,Canada.


Sentence repetition is part of the assessment tasks used to better characterise aphasic patients' oral production. Moreover, impaired sentence and phrase repetition is a core feature of the logopenic variant of primary progressive aphasia. The aim of this study is to present the TEFREP (TEst Français de RÉpétition de Phrases), a French sentence repetition task that manipulates psycholinguistic variables known to affect the performance of aphasic patients. The final version of the TEFREP consists of 24 sentences in which length, semantic reversibility and type of sentence have been manipulated. The task shows good psychometric properties (validity and reliability). Norms according to age and education level have been developed from a sample of 80 healthy adults and older adults. In conclusion, the TEFREP fulfills the current need for a reliable assessment tool of sentence repetition in Canadian French-speaking populations and contributes to the differential diagnosis of language impairment.


aging aphasia; aphasie; aphasie primaire progressive; assessment; logopenic variant of primary progressive aphasia; phrases; primary progressive aphasia (PPA); repetition; répétition; variante logopénique de l’APP; vieillissement; évaluation

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