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The Renfrew Word Finding Scale: application to the South African context.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1345509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Renfrew Word Finding Scale (Renfrew, 1988) was administered to 30 Indian (Group A) and 30 White (Group B) Durban English speaking children aged between eight and nine years to determine its suitability for assessment of expressive vocabulary. Mean scores for both groups were statistically compared to the British norms in terms of mean raw scores and mean mental age. Mean scores for groups A and B were compared to each other. Item analyses were carried out to obtain further information regarding possible lexical characteristics for each group and common problems with certain items. Both groups performed significantly poorer than expected according to the British norms. Group A was significantly lower than Group B, thus indicating the test's unsuitability for use with these population groups in its present form.
J Pahl; M B Kara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The South African journal of communication disorders. Die Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir Kommunikasieafwykings     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0379-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  S Afr J Commun Disord     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-01     Completed Date:  1994-09-01     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805099     Medline TA:  S Afr J Commun Disord     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Speech and Hearing Therapy, University of Durban-Westville.
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MeSH Terms
Communication Disorders / diagnosis*
Ethnic Groups*
Language Tests / standards*
Reference Values
South Africa

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