Screening for Executive Dysfunction with the Frontal Assessment Battery: Psychometric Properties Analysis and Representative Normative Data for Brazilian Older Adults

Jonas Jardim de Paula, Samara Melo Moura, Matheus Bortolosso Bocardi, Edgar Nunes de Moraes, Leandro Fernandes Malloy-Diniz, Vitor Geraldi Haase
2013 Psicologia em Pesquisa  
The Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) is a for the assessment of executive functions. We investigated its validity and reliability and proposed normative data in a representative sample of older adults. Method: 391 healthy elderly subjects and 93 Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients performed the FAB. Internal consistency, convergent correlations, ROC curve and logistic regression were used to assess its psychometric properties. Results: We found good internal consistency, significant correlations
more » ... ith other tests and moderate accuracy (64%) for AD diagnosis. The use of specific subtests increased diagnostic potential (75%). Normative data stratified by age and education were proposed. Conclusion: The FAB showed adequate psychometric properties. The normative values stratified by age and education can improve its clinical use for neuropsychological assessment.
doi:10.5327/z1982-1247201300010010 fatcat:g54xwanmnvhzxmpckwbkytf3li