Spanish multicenter normative studies (Neuronorma Project): norms for the abbreviated Barcelona test
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The abbreviated Barcelona Test (a-BT) is an instrument widely used in Spain and Latin American countries for general neuropsychological assessment. The purpose of the present study was to provide new norms for the a-BT as part of the Neuronorma project. The sample consisted of 346 healthy controls. Overlapping cell procedure and midpoint techniques were applied to develop the normative data. Age, education, and sex influences were studied. Results indicated that although age and education affected the score on this test, sex did not. Raw scores were transformed to age-adjusted scaled scores (SS_A) based on percentile ranks. These SS_A were also converted into age–education scaled scores using a linear regression model. Norms were presented on age–education scaled scores. Also, the a-BT cognitive profile was presented and should prove to be clinically useful for interpretation. These co-normed data will allow clinicians to compare scores from a-BT with all the tests included in the Neuronorma project.
CitationQuintana, M. [et al.]. Spanish multicenter normative studies (Neuronorma Project): norms for the abbreviated Barcelona test. "Archives of clinical neuropsychology", 02 Març 2011, vol. 26, núm. 2, p. 144-157.