Performance of normal adults on Rey Auditory Learning Test: a pilot study

Leila Cardoso Teruya, Karin Zazo Ortiz, Thaís Soares Cianciarullo Minett
2009 Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria  
The present study aimed to assess the performance of healthy Brazilian adults on the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT), a test devised for assessing memory, and to investigate the influence of the variables age, sex and education on the performance obtained, and finally to suggest scores which may be adopted for assessing memory with this instrument. The performance of 130 individuals, subdivided into groups according to age and education, was assessed. Overall performance decreased
more » ... age. Schooling presented a strong and positive relationship with scores on all subitems analyzed except learning, for which no influence was found. Mean scores of subitems analyzed did not differ significantly between men and women, except for the delayed recall subitem. This manuscript describes RAVLT scores according to age and education. In summary, this is a pilot study that presents a profile of Brazilian adults on A1, A7, recognition and LOT subitem.
doi:10.1590/s0004-282x2009000200010 pmid:19547813 fatcat:rt2lsc5l3bbftjcbg7y3vt6h3q