Standardizzazione di due test di memoria per uso clinico: Breve Racconto e Figura di Rey

Translated title of the contribution: Normative data of two memory tasks: Short-Story recall and Rey's Figure

Giovanni Augusto Carlesimo, Ivana Buccione, Lucia Fadda, Anita Graceffa, Marco Mauri, Sebastiano Lorusso, Giorgio Bevilacqua, Carlo Caltagirone

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In this paper we report the normative and validity data of two episodic memory tasks, the first one based on verbal data (Short-Story recall), the second one on visuo-spatial data (Rey's Figure). In both tasks, recall was investigated immediately after presentation and following a 20 minutes delay interval. This provided us with data regarding both information acquisition and forgetting. The two memory tasks have been administrated to about 230 healthy subjects ranging in age from 20 to 90, to 28 patients with Alzheimer's disease and to more than 40 chronic survivors of severe traumatic brain-injury. Performance scores have been statistically analysed in order to provide normative data for the scores adjustment according to age, literacy and sex and to compute the lower limits of the tolerance intervals able to discriminate healthy subjects from patients with organic memory disorders. The combined utilization of recall scores from both the tasks is quite reliable in discriminating healthy subjects from patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Translated title of the contributionNormative data of two memory tasks: Short-Story recall and Rey's Figure
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalNuova Rivista di Neurologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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