Validation of a Hebrew selective reminding test

Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. 1999;36(1):11-7.


We developed a Hebrew version for the Buschke Selective Reminding Memory Test, with three parallel forms. This Hebrew version was administered in counterbalanced order to 24 normal subjects aged 14-77 years. We studied the reliability between parallel forms, and the validity and sensitivity memory reduction in normal aging. Data were compared to American norms. The three Hebrew forms were found to be of equal difficulty, with correlation coefficients of .6 to .7 (p's < .01). Age affected the great majority of memory performances, i.e., lower performance with increasing age. Test performance was equivalent to American norms within 6%. We conclude that this Hebrew version is reliable and valid, and can be used on Hebrew-speaking populations to assess memory functions.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aging / physiology*
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Male
  • Memory Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / standards*
  • Psychometrics
  • Reference Values
  • Reproducibility of Results