Normative data for the logical memory subtest of the wechsler memory scale-iv in middle-aged and elderly korean people

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Abstract

Objective The purpose of this study is to identify the demographic variables that are affecting performances on the Logical Memory (LM) subtest included in the Korean version of the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS)-IV and to provide normative data on the LM subtest for the middle-age and elderly Korean people. Methods The participants were 435 non-demented adults aging from 50 to 90 and with the educational level ranging from 0 to 21 years. Results Age and education were found to be significantly associated with performance on the LM subtest, while gender effect was not statistically significant. Therefore, we stratified the norm blocks by age and education. Age was divided into three groups: 50–59, 60–74, and 75–90 years. Education was stratified into three groups: 0–8 years, 9–12 years, and 13 years or more. Conclusion The normative data provided in the current study are expected to be useful in clinical and research settings to detect or define subtle changes in episodic memory in Korean adults and elderly, and can also be used for cross-cultural comparison of verbal epi-sodic memory performance among elderly populations using different languages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-799
Number of pages7
JournalPsychiatry Investigation
Volume16
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019

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Keywords

  • Korean
  • Logical Memory subtest
  • Normative data
  • WMS-IV

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