Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test


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Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test

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A neuropsychiatric test used to measure the ability to recall a list of heard words. The test is sometimes used to evaluate the memory of patients with dementia.
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Use of the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test in differentiating normal aging from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's dementia.
Currently, MOANS normative data is available for elderly Americans ages 55 to 97 on 15 neuropsychological instruments assessing a broad spectrum of cognitive functions, some of which include; the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT; Rey, 1964; Ivnik, Malec, Tangalos, Peterson, Kokmen, & Kurland, 1990; Ivnik, et al, 1992a), the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R; Wechsler, 1981; Ivnik et al., 1992b; Malec et al., 1992), the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised (WMS; Wechsler, 1987; Ivnik et al., 1992c).
Motor free scales most frequently used included the Halstead Category Test (Davidoff et al., 1985; Richards et al., 1988; Roth et al., 1989), Weschler Memory Scale and Associate Learning Tests (Wilmot et al, 1985; Richards et al, 1988; Roth et al., 1989), the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (Richards et al., 1988; Roth et al., 1989) and the Stroop Color/Word Test (Wilmot et al., 1985; Richards et al., 1988).
For example, estimated least squares means for decline in cognitive function were consistently greater among the depressed patients, compared with nondepressed patients, for the Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST), which is an omnibus test of psychomotor speed (0.72); the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, which assesses memory (0.18); and the modified Stroop Test, which assesses executive function (-1.06).
Investigators assessed cognitive function with the Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST, standard deviation [SD] = 16.16), Stroop Interference Score (SD = 10.98), and Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT, SD = 3.27).
Standard polysomnographic screening techniques were used, and psychomotor performance was evaluated using the Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST) and Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) beginning 1 hour ([+ or -] 15 minutes) after lights-on.
They were assessed with the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT), Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF), and Wechsler Memory Scale Revised (WMS-R) digit span subtest.