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Spanish Multicenter Normative Studies (Neuronorma Project): Norms for the Abbreviated Barcelona Test

María Quintana, Jordi Peña-Casanova, Gonzalo Sánchez-Benavides, Klaus Langohr, Rosa M. Manero, Miguel Aguilar, Dolors Badenes, José Luis Molinuevo, Alfredo Robles, María Sagrario Barquero, Carmen Antúnez, Carlos Martínez-Parra, Anna Frank-García, Manuel Fernández and Rafael Blesa

in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published on behalf of The National Academy of Neuropsychology

Volume 26, issue 2, pages 144-157
Published in print March 2011 | ISSN: 0887-6177
Published online December 2010 | e-ISSN: 1873-5843 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acq098
Spanish Multicenter Normative Studies (Neuronorma Project): Norms for the Abbreviated Barcelona Test

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The abbreviated Barcelona Test (a-BT) is an instrument widely used in Spain and Latin American countries for general neuropsychological assessment. The purpose of the present study was to provide new norms for the a-BT as part of the Neuronorma project. The sample consisted of 346 healthy controls. Overlapping cell procedure and midpoint techniques were applied to develop the normative data. Age, education, and sex influences were studied. Results indicated that although age and education affected the score on this test, sex did not. Raw scores were transformed to age-adjusted scaled scores (SSA) based on percentile ranks. These SSA were also converted into age–education scaled scores using a linear regression model. Norms were presented on age–education scaled scores. Also, the a-BT cognitive profile was presented and should prove to be clinically useful for interpretation. These co-normed data will allow clinicians to compare scores from a-BT with all the tests included in the Neuronorma project.

Keywords: Norms/normative studies; Assessment; Elderly/geriatrics/aging

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Subjects: Neuroscience ; Neuropsychology

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