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Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2015 Nov;30(7):712-20. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acv050. Epub 2015 Aug 18.

Validation of the Spanish Version of the Face Name Associative Memory Exam (S-FNAME) in Cognitively Normal Older Individuals.

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1
Memory Clinic, Fundació ACE, Institut Català de Neurociències Aplicades, Barcelona, Spain malegret@fundacioace.com.
2
Memory Clinic, Fundació ACE, Institut Català de Neurociències Aplicades, Barcelona, Spain Psychiatry Department, Hospital Universitari Vall D'Hebron, CIBERSAM, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
3
Memory Clinic, Fundació ACE, Institut Català de Neurociències Aplicades, Barcelona, Spain.
4
Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

The Face Name Associative Memory Exam (FNAME) is a paired associative memory test that has demonstrated sensitivity to amyloid burden in cognitively normal individuals, a biomarker of preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Normative data adjusted for age were reported in American healthy individuals older than 57. We aimed to report the psychometric characteristics of a Spanish version of FNAME (S-FNAME) when administered to Spanish-speaking people. We sought to investigate convergent validity of S-FNAME with another memory measure and to identify which demographic characteristics might be associated with performance on S-FNAME. We administered the S-FNAME to 110 literate, cognitively normal, Spanish individuals older than 49 years from the Memory Clinic Fundació ACE. Construct validity of S-FNAME showed 2 components: face-name and face-occupation. A significant correlation between S-FNAME and Word List from the WMS-III supported convergent validity. The S-FNAME was also associated with age and gender. Thus, we provide normative data for age and gender.

KEYWORDS:

Episodic memory; FNAME; Instrument validation; Preclinical Alzheimer's disease

PMID:
26289054
PMCID:
PMC4751234
DOI:
10.1093/arclin/acv050
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