Title Newly developed Learning and Verbal Memory Test (TAMV-I): Normative data for Spanish-speaking pediatric population
Authors Rivera, D., Olabarrieta-Landa, L., Rabago Barajas, B. V., Irias Escher, M. J., Saracostti Schwartzman, M., Ferrer-Cascales, R., Martin-Lobo, P., Calderon, J. A., Aguilar Uriarte, M. A., Penalver Guia, A. I., Camlla Ynga, R., Garcia-Guerrero, C. E., Fernandez-Agis, I., Garcia-Gomez-Pastrana, A., IBAÑEZ ALFONSO, JOAQUÍN ALEJANDRO, Gomez, H., Galarza-del-Angel, J., Garcia de la Cadena, C., Arango-Lasprilla, J. C., IBAÑEZ ALFONSO, JOAQUÍN ALEJANDRO
External publication No
Means NeuroRehabilitation
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 1.77900
SJR Impact 0.79000
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85032373090&doi=10.3233%2fNRE-172249&partnerID=40&md5=4f4841f597aeadfd18c09c10acaf7230
Publication date 01/01/2017
ISI 000413531000012
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85032373090
DOI 10.3233/NRE-172249
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To generate normative data for the Learning and Verbal Memory Test (TAMV-I) 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 TAMV-I as part of a larger neuropsychological battery. Free recall, memory delay and recognition scores 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 indicated main effects for age on all scores, such that scores increased linearly as a function of age. Age(2) had a significant effect in all countries except Cuba, and Puerto Rico for free recall score; a significant effect for memory delay score in all countries except Cuba and Puerto Rico; and a significant effect for recognition score in in all countries except Guatemala, Honduras, and Puerto Rico. Models showed an effect for MLPE in Chile (free recall), Honduras (free recall), Mexico (free recall), Puerto Rico (free recall, memory delay, and recognition), and Spain (free recall and memory delay). Sex affected free recall score for Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Spain, memory delay score for all countries except Chile, Paraguay, and Puerto Rico, and recognition score for Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Spain, with girls scoring higher than boys. CONCLUSIONS: This is the largest Spanish-speaking pediatric normative study in the world, and it will allow neuropsychologists from these countries to have a more accurate way to interpret the TAMV-I with pediatric populations.
Keywords Learning and Verbal Memory Test (TAMV-I); neuropsychology; Spanish-speaking populations; pediatric population
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