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Swedish norms for word fluency tests: FAS, animals and verbs
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Logopedi.
2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 49, no 5, 479-485 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Verbal fluency tests are useful measures of acquired language impairment and cognitive decline of various etiologies. The aim of this study was to provide normative data for the Swedish population on the three verbal fluency tests, FAS, Animals and Verbs. A group of 165 healthy participants ranging from 16 to 89 years of age were assessed with the verbal fluency tests and tests of level of intellectual functioning. The sample was stratified by education, age and gender. Level of education had a substantial influence on the performance on verbal fluency, most clearly so in FAS and Verbs. Intellectual level had a positive and significant correlation with all measures of word fluency. Moreover, there was an interaction between age and gender such that women aged between 30 and 64 years outperformed elderly men on FAS and Verbs. Guidelines for instructions and scoring in Swedish are given in the article.

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2008. Vol. 49, no 5, 479-485 p.
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Word fluency, Swedish norms
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-102366DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00653.xPubMedID: 18452499OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-102366DiVA: diva2:214792
Available from: 2009-05-06 Created: 2009-05-06 Last updated: 2011-11-16Bibliographically approved

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