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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/UCSP/15818
Title: Verbal fluency tests: Normative data for Spanish-speaking pediatric population
Authors: Olabarrieta Landa, L.
Aguilar Rivera, Daniel
Lara, Laura
Rute Pérez, Sandra
Rodríguez Lorenzana, Alberto
Galarza del Angel, Javier
Peñalver Guia, Ana Ivis
Ferrer Cascales, R.
Velázquez Cardoso, J.
Campos Varillas, A.
Ramos Usuga, D.
Chino Vilca, B.
Aguilar Uriarte, M.
Martín Lobo, Pilar
Garcia de la Cadena, Claudia
Postigo Alonso, B.
Romero García, I.
Rabago Barajas, B.
Irías Escher, Maria
Arango Lasprilla, Juan Carlos
Keywords: child;Chile;Cuba;Ecuador;education;fruit;Honduras;human;major clinical study;Mexico;multicenter study;multiple linear regression analysis;neuropsychology;Paraguay;Peru;Puerto Rico;Spain;speech;language;language test
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: IOS Press
metadata.dc.relation.uri: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85032356260&doi=10.3233%2fNRE-172240&partnerID=40&md5=be3c193b5f4d28e2b016311940e33f70
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To generate normative data for the phonological and semantic verbal fluency tests (VFT) in Spanish-speaking pediatric populations. METHOD: The sample consisted of 4,373 healthy children from nine countries in Latin America (Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Puerto Rico) and Spain. Each participant was administered the VFT as part of a larger neuropsychological battery. Scores for letters F, A, S, and animals and fruit categories were normed using multiple linear regressions and standard deviations of residual values. Age, age 2, sex, and mean level of parental education (MLPE) were included as predictors in the analyses. RESULTS: The final multiple linear regression models showed main effects for age on all scores, such that scores increased linearly as a function of age. Age 2 had a significant effect in Chile (animals), Cuba (A letter, fruits), Ecuador (animals, fruits), Honduras (F letter), Mexico (animals, fruits), Peru (fruits), and Spain (S letters, animals, fruits). Models showed an effect for MLPE in Chile (A letters, animals, fruits), Ecuador (S letter, animals, fruits), Guatelama (F, S letter, animals), Honduras (animals), Mexico (F, A, S letters, animals, fruits), Puerto Rico (A, letters, animals), and Spain (all scores). Sex scores were found significant in Chile (animals), Ecuador (A letter, fruits), Mexico (F letter, fruits), Paraguay (F, A, S letters, fruits), Puerto Rico (F letter, animals, fruits), and Spain (F letter, fruits). CONCLUSIONS: This is the largest multi-national Spanish speaking-pediatric normative study in the world, and as such it will allow neuropsychologists from these countries to have a more accurate way to interpret the phonological and semantic VFT in pediatric populations. © 2017 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.
URI: http://repositorio.ucsp.edu.pe/handle/UCSP/15818
ISSN: 10538135
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