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Aging and Performance on the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery.
International Journal of Neuroscience
  • William D. MacInnes
  • Robert W. Gillen
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
  • Benjamin Graber
  • J. K. Cole
  • H. S. Uhl
  • A. H. Greenhouse
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  • Aged,
  • Analysis of Variance,
  • Educational Status,
  • Psychological Tests,
  • Sex Factors.
The Luria-Nebraska Battery has been shown to be a valid measure of neuropsychological functioning in younger adults; however, little validity research with the elderly has been reported. Seventy-eight healthy elderly adults (mean age = 72.2 years) were tested with the Luria-Nebraska Battery and 92% of the profiles were found to be within normal limits. Significant age-related effects were also found on the Luria-Nebraska Battery. Similarly, the healthy elderly were divided into two age groups, young-old (60-74) and old-old (75+). Only the expressive speech and writing scales showed significant differences, and these were in the opposite direction one might expect, in that the old-old group performed significantly better. Additionally, the performance of 100 elderly brain damaged patients (mean age = 68 years) was examined and 86% of the profiles indicated the presence of brain damage. Overall, this study suggests that the Luria-Nebraska Battery may be a useful measure of neuropsychological functioning in elderly groups.
Citation Information
William D. MacInnes, Robert W. Gillen, Charles J. Golden, Benjamin Graber, et al.. "Aging and Performance on the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery." International Journal of Neuroscience Vol. 19 Iss. 1-4 (1983) p. 179 - 189 ISSN: 0020-7454
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