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Convergent and diagnostic validity of STAVUX, a word and pseudoword spelling test for adults
Karolinska Inst, Div Speech Language Pathol, Dept Clin Sci Intervent & Technol CLINTEC, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Dept Speech Language Pathol, SE-14186 Stockholm, Sweden..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience.
2016 (English)In: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology, ISSN 1401-5439, E-ISSN 1651-2022, Vol. 41, no 3, 124-128 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Few comprehensive spelling tests are available in Swedish, and none have been validated in adults with reading and writing disorders. The recently developed STAVUX test includes word and pseudoword spelling subtests with high internal consistency and adult norms stratified by education. This study evaluated the convergent and diagnostic validity of STAVUX in adults with dyslexia. Forty-six adults, 23 with dyslexia and 23 controls, took STAVUX together with a standard word-decoding test and a self-rated measure of spelling skills. STAVUX subtest scores showed moderate to strong correlations with word-decoding scores and predicted self-rated spelling skills. Word and pseudoword subtest scores both predicted dyslexia status. Receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) analysis showed excellent diagnostic discriminability. Sensitivity was 91% and specificity 96%. In conclusion, the results of this study support the convergent and diagnostic validity of STAVUX.

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2016. Vol. 41, no 3, 124-128 p.
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Assessment, dyslexia, spelling, reading, validity, writing
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Otorhinolaryngology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-300982DOI: 10.3109/14015439.2015.1034770ISI: 000379958300005PubMedID: 26059176OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-300982DiVA: diva2:953411
Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-16 Last updated: 2016-08-17Bibliographically approved

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