Studies on cognition and dementia. Cognitive test performance in a community-based nondemented elderly sample in rural India: The Indo-U.S. Cross-national Dementia Epidemiology study

Mary Ganguli, Vijay Chandra, Joanne E. Gilby, Graham Ratcliff, Sujatha D. Sharma, Rajesh Pandav, Eric C. Seaberg, Steven Belle

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Abstract

Interpretation of cognitive test performance among individuals from a given population requires an understanding of cognitive norms in that population. Little is known about normative test performance among elderly illiterate non-English-speaking individuals. An age-stratified random sample of men and women, aged 55 years and older, was drawn from a community-based population in the rural area of Ballabgarh in northern India. These Hindi-speaking individuals had little or no education and were largely illiterate. A battery of neuropsychological tests, specially adapted from the CERAD neuropsychological battery, which was administered to this sample, is described. Subjects also underwent a protocol diagnostic examination for dementia. Norms for test performance of 374 nondemented subjects on these tests ate reported across the sample and also by age, gender, and literacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-524
Number of pages18
JournalInternational psychogeriatrics
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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