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. 2015 Nov;30(7):712-20.
doi: 10.1093/arclin/acv050. Epub 2015 Aug 18.

Validation of the Spanish Version of the Face Name Associative Memory Exam (S-FNAME) in Cognitively Normal Older Individuals

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Validation of the Spanish Version of the Face Name Associative Memory Exam (S-FNAME) in Cognitively Normal Older Individuals

Montserrat Alegret et al. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. .
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Abstract

The Face Name Associative Memory Exam (FNAME) is a paired associative memory test that has demonstrated sensitivity to amyloid burden in cognitively normal individuals, a biomarker of preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Normative data adjusted for age were reported in American healthy individuals older than 57. We aimed to report the psychometric characteristics of a Spanish version of FNAME (S-FNAME) when administered to Spanish-speaking people. We sought to investigate convergent validity of S-FNAME with another memory measure and to identify which demographic characteristics might be associated with performance on S-FNAME. We administered the S-FNAME to 110 literate, cognitively normal, Spanish individuals older than 49 years from the Memory Clinic Fundació ACE. Construct validity of S-FNAME showed 2 components: face-name and face-occupation. A significant correlation between S-FNAME and Word List from the WMS-III supported convergent validity. The S-FNAME was also associated with age and gender. Thus, we provide normative data for age and gender.

Keywords: Episodic memory; FNAME; Instrument validation; Preclinical Alzheimer's disease.

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Relationship between the total face–name and the total face–occupation association performances.

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