The useful field of view test: normative data for older adults

Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2006 May;21(4):275-86. doi: 10.1016/j.acn.2006.03.001. Epub 2006 May 15.


The Useful Field of View test (UFOV) is increasingly used in clinical and rehabilitation settings. To date there have been no normative data for adjusted performance comparisons across demographically-similar, elderly peers. This study examined demographic and cognitive influences on the UFOV in a sample of 2759 participants (65-94 years of age). Performance was found to differ by age and education. Regression analyses examined the relative contributions of age, education, mental status, vision, and health to UFOV performance. All of these factors were found to significantly contribute to UFOV performance, with age accounting for the most variance and education accounting for the least. Normative tables for the UFOV by age and education are provided. These norms will allow researchers and clinicians to compare UFOV performance with similar peers and may help in identifying elderly persons who would benefit from speed of processing training.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Attention / physiology*
  • Educational Status
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neuropsychological Tests / standards*
  • Reference Values
  • Regression Analysis
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Vision Tests / standards*
  • Visual Fields / physiology*
  • Visual Perception / physiology*