Title

Mayo older Americans normative studies: Factor analysis of an expanded neuropsychological battery

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The Mayo Cognitive Factor Scores were derived from a "core battery" consisting of the WAIS-R, WMS-R, and Auditory Verbal Learning Test. The present study sought to clarify the factor structure of an expanded neuropsychological battery in normal elderly controls. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed on the WAIS-III, WRAT-3 Reading, Boston Naming Test, Controlled Oral Word Association Test, Category Fluency, Rey-Osterreith Complex Figure, Visual Form Discrimination, and Trail Making Test A & B. A base four-factor model consistent with the WAIS-III factor structure was utilized. Only one novel five-factor model differentiating processing and motor speed tests improved upon this base model. Other models did not, including a factor for executive function, division of construction/visuospatial ability, or "hold"/"no hold" language abilities. © 2008 Psychology Press.

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Publication Title

Clinical Neuropsychologist

ISSN

13854046

Volume

23

Issue

1

First Page

7

Last Page

20

PubMed ID

18609331

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/13854040801891686

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