Article

Estimation of premorbid intelligence in dementia

Details

Citation

O'Carroll R & Gilleard CJ (1986) Estimation of premorbid intelligence in dementia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 25 (2), pp. 157-158. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8260.1986.tb00690.x

Abstract
Thirty elderly subjects with dementia were assessed using a neuropsychological test battery. Using four cognitive and behavioural measures of severity of dementia, no significant relationships between National Adult Reading Test (NART) or Mill Hill Vocabulary Scale synonym section (MHVS) scores and severity were observed. The NART and MHVS correlated with each other to a highly significant degree. No differences were observed on any of the measures when patients with Alzheimer's disease were compared with those adjudged to have multi-infarct dementia. These results are discussed in relation to the existing literature on the estimation of premorbid intelligence in dementia.

Journal
British Journal of Clinical Psychology: Volume 25, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date31/05/1986
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN0144-6657

People (1)

People

Professor Ronan O'Carroll
Professor Ronan O'Carroll

Professor, Psychology

Research programmes

Research themes