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Title: Cognitive Testing of Elderly Chinese from Selected Community Clubs in Singapore
Authors: Sahadevan, S.
Tan, N.J.L.
Tan, T.C. 
Tan, S.
Keywords: Aged
Normative scores
Psychological testing
Issue Date: May-1997
Citation: Sahadevan, S.,Tan, N.J.L.,Tan, T.C.,Tan, S. (1997-05). Cognitive Testing of Elderly Chinese from Selected Community Clubs in Singapore. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 26 (3) : 271-277. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to describe the psychometric performance of cognitively normal elderly Chinese on selected psychological tests. One hundred and fifty-five community-living, cognitively intact elderly Chinese, stratified according to age and gender were administered a selected neuropsychological assessment battery which comprised the Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT), the Chinese MiniMental Status (CMMS), the Short Blessed Test (SBT), the Word-List Immediate Memory (WL-i), the Word-List Delayed Memory (WL-d), the Word-List Recognition Memory (WL-r), the Set Test (ST), the modified Boston Naming Test (BNT), the Constructional Praxis Test (CPT), the Block Design Test (BDT) and the Object Assembly Test (OAT). The local median scores (ranges) of the above tests were as follows - AMT: 9 (6-10); CMMS: 25 (16-28); SBT: 2 (0-10); WL-i: 17 (8-27); WL-d: 5 (0-10); WL-r: 9 (1-10); ST: 13 (6-25); BNT: 14 (10-15); CPT: 1 (0-3); BDT: 19 (0-42); OAT: 20 (3-33). These results can assist in the clinical identification of cognitive abnormalities amongst the elderly Chinese in Singapore. Future work will attempt to adjust these overall scores for variables such as the subjects' education and age.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
ISSN: 03044602
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