Aging and Performance on the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery.
Aged, Analysis of Variance, Educational Status, Psychological Tests, Sex Factors.
International Journal of Neuroscience
The Luria-Nebraska Battery has been shown to be a valid measure of neuropsychological functioning in younger adults; however, little validity research with the elderly has been reported. Seventy-eight healthy elderly adults (mean age = 72.2 years) were tested with the Luria-Nebraska Battery and 92% of the profiles were found to be within normal limits. Significant age-related effects were also found on the Luria-Nebraska Battery. Similarly, the healthy elderly were divided into two age groups, young-old (60-74) and old-old (75+). Only the expressive speech and writing scales showed significant differences, and these were in the opposite direction one might expect, in that the old-old group performed significantly better. Additionally, the performance of 100 elderly brain damaged patients (mean age = 68 years) was examined and 86% of the profiles indicated the presence of brain damage. Overall, this study suggests that the Luria-Nebraska Battery may be a useful measure of neuropsychological functioning in elderly groups.
MacInnes, W. D.,
Gillen, R. W.,
Golden, C. J.,
Cole, J. K.,
Uhl, H. S.,
Greenhouse, A. H.
(1983). Aging and Performance on the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery.. International Journal of Neuroscience, 19(1-4), 179-189.
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