Title

Relationship of age and education to Halstead Test performance in different patient populations

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Examined the effects of age and education on Halstead Neuropsychological Test Battery performance in a cross-validation of the A. Vega and O. A. Parsons's study (see record 1968-01419-001). Ss in the present study were 32 male and 3 female brain-damaged patients (mean age, 34.6 yrs) and 18 male and 7 female non-brain-damaged medical-surgical and psychiatric controls (mean age, 33.2 yrs). Age was significantly correlated with performance on the Category Test, Tactual Performance Test Time, Memory, Location, and the Impairment Index but not with Speech, Rhythm, or Tapping in brain-damaged patients. In medical-surgical and psychiatric patients, however, age was significantly correlated with all Halstead test performances. Education was not significantly correlated with performance in brain-damaged or psychiatric patients but was correlated with 6 Halstead tests in the medical-surgical group. Differences between correlation in psychiatric patients and medical-surgical control Ss are discussed. The importance of taking age into consideration as well as differences in various "control" or reference groups when making clinical inferences about the presence of brain dysfunction is stressed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1976 American Psychological Association.

Publication Date

8-1-1976

Publication Title

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

ISSN

0022006X

Volume

44

Issue

4

First Page

527

Last Page

533

PubMed ID

939836

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1037/0022-006X.44.4.527

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