verbal fluency task

verbal fluency task

Any test in which a patient is asked to name or list as many items in a category as he or she can in a limited period of time, usually 60 seconds. Common tasks include naming all the animals or plants one can think of or saying as many words as one can think of that begin with a particular letter of the alphabet. The tests are used to assess memory and concentration.
Synonym: controlled word association; verbal fluency test
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
001) on the Semantic Verbal Fluency task (sum of the words referring to three categories--Animals, Clothes and Fruits), and the performance of G1 (mean = 21.
Moment 1 Moment 2 Verbal fluency task Mean [+ or -] SD Mean [+ or -] SD Phonemic, P 14.
Verbal fluency task was standardized for the Turkish primary school children by Dikmeer et al.
In the orthographic and semantic verbal fluency task, statistically significant differences were also observed between the groups, indicating impairments among the clinical group in the evocation of words with orthographical-phonological and semantic criteria.
16) Moreover, the Monotone Counting Test (17) and verbal fluency task were used to assess the sustained attention and executive function.
Both tasks activated the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and posterior parietal cortex bilaterally, but only the verbal fluency task activated Broca's area.
Inspection of Table 3 shows significant negative correlations between age and performance on the RMTF, WAIS-R Vocabulary, GNT, and the Vegetable category of the verbal fluency task.
In the semantic verbal fluency task (SVF) the patient is asked to evoke the highest possible number of words regarding clothes or garments for two minutes.
The final sample consisted of 218 participants in phonemic verbal fluency task and 265 participants for semantic verbal fluency task.