Age- and gender-adjusted normative data for the German version of Rey's Auditory Verbal Learning Test from healthy subjects aged between 50 and 70 years

J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2014;36(1):32-42. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2013.863834. Epub 2013 Dec 16.


Rey's Auditory Verbal Learning Test (AVLT) is widely used to evaluate dysfunctional episodic memory. The current study aimed to provide extended age- and gender-specific norms for the German AVLT for individuals older than 50 years. In 690 subjects, a comprehensive medical examination including a structural 3.0-tesla magnetic resonance imaging scan was administered, as well as extensive neuropsychological tests. After controlling for exclusion criteria, 407 subjects were included in the analysis. AVLT performance decreased with age, and women outperformed men. We present age- and gender-specific normative data for the German AVLT from subjects aged between 50 and 70 years.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aging / physiology*
  • Female
  • Germany / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Learning / physiology*
  • Male
  • Memory, Episodic
  • Mental Recall / physiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Neuropsychological Tests* / statistics & numerical data
  • Recognition, Psychology / physiology
  • Reference Values
  • Sex Factors
  • Speech Perception / physiology*
  • Verbal Learning / physiology