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Advantages and disadvantages of separate norms for African Americans.
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PMID:  16019708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Limitations of neuropsychological measures and normative data are exposed as use of these measures among culturally and linguistically different people expands in clinical and research settings. Several different tactics to solve the problem of poor specificity of cognitive measures among ethnic minorities have emerged in the literature; however, the development of separate racial/ethnic group norms has been the predominant approach. This commentary addresses the advantages and disadvantages of establishing separate norms for African Americans. Another approach, involving the deconstruction of race and education, may help to clarify the independent influences of race, culture, quality of education, and socioeconomic status on cognition and neuropsychological test performance.
Jennifer J Manly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Clinical neuropsychologist     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1385-4046     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-15     Completed Date:  2005-08-12     Revised Date:  2007-06-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806548     Medline TA:  Clin Neuropsychol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and Aging Brain and Department of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology*
Bias (Epidemiology)
Cognition / physiology*
Ethnic Groups / classification,  psychology,  statistics & numerical data
Neuropsychological Tests / standards*,  statistics & numerical data
Psychometrics / methods*,  standards
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