J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2020 Apr;24(1):22-27.

Normative Data of the Phonemic Fluency Test in Korean Middle-Aged and Elderly Population

Affiliations
  • 1Institute of Human Behavioral Medicine, Medical Research Center, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Department of Neuropsychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract


Objective
:The available normative data for the phonemic fluency test in Korean older adults have concerns for its utility. The aim of the currently study is to provide the normative data that overcome the issues of the previous norms.
Methods
:Total of 443 middle- and old-aged non-demented adults participated in this study. All participants underwent comprehensive assessments conducted by trained psychiatrists and psychologists. Diagnosis was made based on formal guidelines prior to administering the phonemic fluency test.
Results
:The norms on two age groups (50-59 and 60-90 years) with different strata of the education levels for the age groups are provided.
Conclusion
:The goal of the current study, which was to overcome the shortcomings of the previously published normative data and establish an updated reference for the Korean version of the phonemic fluency test, is achieved.

Keyword

Normative data; Korean older Adults; Phonemic fluency test
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