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Neuropsychological Examination

In CSHA-1 and 2, those who scored less than 78 on the 3MS, plus a sample of people who scored 78 or above and all those living in institutions, were invited to undergo the clinical assessment. The Neuropsychological Assessment formed part of the CSHA-1 and 2 clinical assessment. In CSHA-3, the neuropsychological assessment formed a separate component that was administered to all who scored below 90 on the 3MS. Those whom the neuropsychologist considered to have cognitive impairments were invited to attend the clinical examination

Content of the CSHA neuropsychological assessment:

Buschke Cued Recall (1)
Wechsler Memory Scale: Information Subtest (2)
Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning (3)
Benton Visual Retention Test -R (4)
Wechsler Digit Span (5)
Working Memory (6)
Abstract thinking
WAIS-R Similarities Test (short form) (2)
Executive functioning
WAIS-R Digit Symbol Sub-test (2)
Trail Making (7)
WAIS-R Comprehension (short form) (2)
Tokens Test (8)
Word Fluency (9)
Boston Naming Test (10)
Animal Naming (11)
Clock Drawing (12)
Gesture Execution (13)
Buschke Visual identification (1)
WAIS-R Block Design (short form) (2)
Pre-morbid intelligence
WRAT-3 Reading (14)


(1) Buschke, H. (1984). Cued recall in amnesia. Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, 6, 433-440.

(2) Wechsler, D. (1981). Manual for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Revised. New York: Psychological Corporation.

(3) Rey, A. (1964). L'examen clinique en psychologie. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

(4) Benton, A. L. (1974). Revised Visual Retention test: clinical and experimental applications. (4th ed.). New York: Psychological Corporation.

(5) Wechsler, D. (1981). Manual for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Revised. New York: Psychological Corporation.

(6) Dobbs, A. R., & Rule, B. G. (1989). Adult age differences in working memory. Psychology & Aging, 4, 500-503.

(7) Reitan, R. M. (1992). Trail Making Test: manual for administration and scoring. Arizona: Reitan Neuropsychology Laboratory.

(8) Benton, A. L., & Hamsher, K. (1989). Multilingual Aphasia Examination. (2nd ed.). Iowa City, Iowa USA: AJA Associates.

(9) Spreen, O., & Benton, A. L. (1977). Neurosensory center comprehensive examination for aphasia. Victoria, British Columbia: University of Victoria.

(10) Mack, W. J., et al. (1992). Boston Naming Test: shortened versions for use in Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Gerontology Series B, Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, 47, P154-P158.

(11) Read, D. E. (1980). Neuropsychological Assessment of Memory in Early Dementia: Normative data for a new battery of memory tests "Animal Naming". Victoria, Canada.

(12) Tuokko, H., et al. (1992). The Clock Test: a sensitive measure to differentiate normal elderly from those with Alzheimer disease. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 40: 579-584.

(13) Joanette, Y., et al. (1999). Evaluation neuropsychologique dans la démence de type Alzheimer: un compromis optimal. L'Année gérontologique, 9: 69-83.

(14) Wilkinson, G.S. (1993). Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT-3) administration manual. Wilmington, DE: Wide Range, Inc.


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