Normative data for the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test in the older French-Quebec population

Clin Neuropsychol. 2018 Jan-Dec;32(sup1):15-28. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2018.1429670. Epub 2018 Feb 1.


Objective: The aim of this study was to establish normative data for the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, a test assessing verbal episodic memory, in the older French-Quebec population.

Method: A total of 432 French-speaking participants aged between 55 and 93 years old, from the Province of Quebec (Canada), were included in the study. Using multiple regression analyses, normative data were developed for five variable of interest, namely scores on trial 1, sum of trials 1 to 5, interference list B, immediate recall of list A, and delayed recall of list A.

Results: Results showed that age, education, and sex were associated with performance on all variables. Equations to calculate the expected score for a participant based on sex, age, and education level as well as the Z score were developed.

Conclusion: This study provides clinicians with normative data that take into account the participants' sociodemographic characteristics, thus giving a more accurate interpretation of the results.

Keywords: Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test; episodic memory; normative data; older adults.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Canada
  • Female
  • Healthy Volunteers
  • Humans
  • Language
  • Male
  • Memory and Learning Tests*
  • Memory, Episodic*
  • Middle Aged
  • Quebec
  • Reference Values
  • Regression Analysis
  • Verbal Learning*

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