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Article: Normative data for the Boston naming test for Australian elderly

TitleNormative data for the Boston naming test for Australian elderly
Authors
Issue Date1995
PublisherPsychology Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02687038.asp
Citation
Aphasiology, 1995, v. 9 n. 6, p. 541-551 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Boston Naming Test (BNT) is frequently used to assess for word-retrieval difficulties, but its use outside North America is restricted by items such as 'beaver' and 'pretzel'. A total of 136 older Australians were tested on the BNT. Those items which frequently produced naming errors were identified and alternative items trialled. Age, years of schooling, visual acuity and forward and backward digit span assessments were correlated with BNT scores, and errors were analysed. The mean BNT score for Australian subjects was two to five items below the reported mean scores of North American subjects. Percentages correct for 'beaver' and 'pretzel' were greater than two standard deviations below the mean BNT score, and alternative items are proposed. Age, years of schooling, visual acuity and backward digit span were all found to be significantly correlated with BNT scores, and semantically related errors were the most frequent type of error followed by 'don't-know' responses. This study suggests that examiners need to be cautious when interpreting BNT scores of Australian and possibly other non-American subjects. Cut-off scores need to take into account word-frequency differences between cultures, and examiners need to be aware of the effects of age, educational level, visual acuity and memory.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175255
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dc.contributor.authorWorrall, LEen_US
dc.contributor.authorYiu, EMLen_US
dc.contributor.authorHickson, LMHen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, HMen_US
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dc.description.abstractThe Boston Naming Test (BNT) is frequently used to assess for word-retrieval difficulties, but its use outside North America is restricted by items such as 'beaver' and 'pretzel'. A total of 136 older Australians were tested on the BNT. Those items which frequently produced naming errors were identified and alternative items trialled. Age, years of schooling, visual acuity and forward and backward digit span assessments were correlated with BNT scores, and errors were analysed. The mean BNT score for Australian subjects was two to five items below the reported mean scores of North American subjects. Percentages correct for 'beaver' and 'pretzel' were greater than two standard deviations below the mean BNT score, and alternative items are proposed. Age, years of schooling, visual acuity and backward digit span were all found to be significantly correlated with BNT scores, and semantically related errors were the most frequent type of error followed by 'don't-know' responses. This study suggests that examiners need to be cautious when interpreting BNT scores of Australian and possibly other non-American subjects. Cut-off scores need to take into account word-frequency differences between cultures, and examiners need to be aware of the effects of age, educational level, visual acuity and memory.en_US
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