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Neuropsychological test performance in a cognitively intact sample of older Japanese American adults.
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PMID:  14590159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The purpose of this paper was to present population-based data showing the effects of age on cognitive test performance in a sample of older Japanese American adults. In addition, the relative effects of education, gender, and primary spoken language were compared to effects that have been reported in the literature for majority culture older adults. Subjects included 201 non-demented Japanese American adults age 70 and older currently enrolled in the Kame Project, a prospective study of aging and dementia in King County, WA. Cognitive tests included the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (CERAD) neuropsychological assessment battery, WAIS-R Digit Span and Digit Symbol subtests, Trail Making Test, Purdue Pegboard, and Finger Tapping. Older age was associated with significantly (p<0.05) lower scores on all tests; less than high school education was associated with lower scores on all tests except Digit Span, Finger Tapping, and the Purdue Pegboard. Women and English-speaking participants scored higher than men and Japanese speakers on various tests of memory, attention, and visuomotor ability. These data reinforce the importance of using appropriately corrected norms when interpreting results of cognitive screening tests with minority culture older adults.
Authors:
S M McCurry; L E Gibbons; J M Uomoto; M L Thompson; A B Graves; S D Edland; J Bowen; W C McCormick; E B Larson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0887-6177     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Clin Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-31     Completed Date:  2004-01-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9004255     Medline TA:  Arch Clin Neuropsychol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-59     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Box 357263, Seattle, WA 98195-7263, USA. smccurry@u.washington.edu
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