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J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 1998 Jul;4(4):311-8.

Normative data for a brief neuropsychological battery administered to English- and Spanish-speaking community-dwelling elders.

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Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, Department of Neurology, New York, NY 10032, USA.


The use of neuropsychological tests in non-English-speaking populations and among those with less education has been limited because most tests have been standardized for English-speaking populations with relatively high levels of education. In effort to establish norms, a battery of neuropsychological tests was administered, in either English or Spanish, to 995 normal elders with a wide range of educational attainment, residing in the community of Washington Heights-Inwood in northern Manhattan. Results indicate that age, education, and language all influence test performance and should be considered when evaluating neuropsychological measures.

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