Brief aphasia evaluation (minimum verbal performance): Psychometric data in healthy participants from Argentina

Authors
Vigliecca, Nora Silvana; Peñalva, Marisa Carola; Castillo, Jorge Antonio; Molina, Silvia Cristina; Voos, Javier; Ortiz, Maria Marta; Ribichich, Marialicia
Publication Year
2011
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Aphasia test psychometric studies are necessary, especially for brief instruments in Spanish. A test was designed to quickly detect the basic resources of verbal communication in aphasic patients. In a sample of healthy Spanish-speakers, it was studied: (a) their test performance according to demographic variables; (b) the inter-item-internal consistency; (c) the subtest-factor structure; (d) the test-retest reliability during an extended inter-test interval of 7 to 14 months; (e) the inter-rater reliability. Data were collected from 151 participants living in Cordoba or Buenos Aires, aged 6 to 80, 56% females, with an average 8-year education. Subsamples of 34 and 26 participants were evaluated for test-retest and inter-rater reliability studies. The total score was only affected by age. Age and education had a significant effect on the time required to perform the test. Satisfactory reliability coefficients were observed. An exploratory and unrestricted factor analysis indicated that 68% of the variance was explained by three factors. A one factor solution was also suitable. The test-score proved to be reliable, representative of a verbal homogeneous construct and sensitive to the effect of age. The administration of this test of free-distribution (with 72 items) required on average, between 11 and 17 min.
Fil: Vigliecca, Nora Silvana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Peñalva, Marisa Carola. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades. Centro de Investigaciones Maria Saleme Burnichón; Argentina
Fil: Castillo, Jorge Antonio. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades. Centro de Investigaciones Maria Saleme Burnichón; Argentina
Fil: Molina, Silvia Cristina. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades. Centro de Investigaciones Maria Saleme Burnichón; Argentina
Fil: Voos, Javier. Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Facultad Regional Córdoba; Argentina
Fil: Ortiz, Maria Marta. Colegio de Fonoaudiólogos de la provincia de Buenos Aires; Argentina
Fil: Ribichich, Marialicia. Consultorio Psicopedagógico Privado; Argentina
Subject
Aphasia screening test
Reliability
Validity
Demographic variables
Otras Psicología
Psicología
CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/25171