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Autobiographical memory. Sensitivity to age and education of a standardized enquiry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2727209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A structured enquiry for assessing autobiographical memory is proposed. It is made up of three standardized time-cued sets of questions focusing on three life periods: adolescence, early and late adulthood, with five questions for each life period. Standardized testing procedure, checking for veracity and scoring methods are described. Normative data from 157 healthy individuals aged over 55 are converted into 'equivalent scores' for use with the enquiry and for diagnostic purposes. Education and ageing, but not sex, appear to be significant factors in the efficiency of retrieval from the autobiographic repertoire.
G Borrini; P Dall'Ora; S Della Sala; L Marinelli; H Spinnler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0033-2917     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Med     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-28     Completed Date:  1989-06-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254142     Medline TA:  Psychol Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neuropathology and Psychopathology Section, Medical Centre of Veruno, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / psychology*
Educational Status*
Life Change Events*
Mental Recall*
Middle Aged
Psychological Tests
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