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Normative data for the Brief Spanish-English Verbal Learning Test for representative and diverse Hispanics/Latinos: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).

TitleNormative data for the Brief Spanish-English Verbal Learning Test for representative and diverse Hispanics/Latinos: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).
Publication TypePublication
Year2021
AuthorsBreton J, Stickel AM, Tarraf W, González KA, Keamy AJ, Schneiderman N, Marquine MJ, Zlatar ZZ, Salmon DP, Lamar M, Daviglus ML, Lipton RB, Gallo LC, Goodman ZT, González HM
JournalAlzheimers Dement (Amst)
Volume13
Issue1
Paginatione12260
Date Published2021
ISSN2352-8729
Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Episodic learning and memory performance are crucial components of cognitive assessment. To meet the needs of a diverse Hispanic/Latino population, we aimed to provide normative data on the Brief Spanish-English Verbal Learning Test (B-SEVLT).METHODS: The target population for the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) included individuals 45+ years old from Central American, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and South American backgrounds. Average age was 56.5 years ± 9.92, 54.5% were female, and mean education was 11.0 years ± 5.6 (unweighted = 9309). Participants were administered the B-SEVLT in their preferred language (Spanish or English). Hispanic/Latino background adjusted B-SEVLT scores and percentile cut-points were created using survey-adjusted regression models.RESULTS: Higher educational attainment, younger age, and being female were associated with higher learning and memory performance. Hispanic/Latino background groups differed in B-SEVLT performance.DISCUSSION: Representative learning and memory norms for Hispanic/Latinos of diverse backgrounds will improve cognitive assessment and accuracy of neurocognitive disorder diagnosis.

DOI10.1002/dad2.12260
Alternate JournalAlzheimers Dement (Amst)
PubMed ID34934802
PubMed Central IDPMC8650755
Grant ListL30 AG074401 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P30 AG059299 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P30 AG062429 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
MS#: 
0904
Manuscript Lead/Corresponding Author Affiliation: 
Field Center: San Diego (San Diego State University)
ECI: 
Manuscript Affiliation: 
Field Center: San Diego (San Diego State University)
Manuscript Status: 
Published