Neuropsychological test performance of specific diagnostic groups in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CSHA).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An overview of specific neuropsychological data from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging is presented. Variables of interest were diagnosis (no cognitive impairment, cognitive loss without dementia, and dementia), language of test administration (French or English), and residence (community or institution). Persons with dementia scored below persons without dementia on all neuropsychological measures except the naming of coloured tokens. Some test differences were small and not clinically meaningful while others were substantial. In particular, and as expected, memory function differed between the groups. Language of test administration and place of residence also influenced neuropsychological results independently of diagnosis. Scores differed on some tests (primarily, visuospatial) depending on whether participants lived in institutions or in the community. Persons tested in French scored below those tested in English on many language-based tests.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Steenhuis, RE; Ostbye, T

Published Date

  • October 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 773 - 785

PubMed ID

  • 8557817

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1380-3395

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01688639508405166


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England