Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test performance of patients with and without memory impairment

J Clin Psychol. 1984 May;40(3):785-7. doi: 10.1002/1097-4679(198405)40:3<785::aid-jclp2270400325>;2-4.


Investigated performance on the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (AVLT) of 92 psychiatric and neurological patients classified as memory-impaired (N = 45) or non-memory-impaired (N = 47). The groups were comparable on age and education. Relative to the non-memory-impaired Ss, performance of the memory-impaired patients was significantly lower on all AVLT scores, ps less than .01. The AVLT appears to hold promise as a quick screening measure for the clinical evaluation of patients with suspected verbal learning and memory impairments.

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Memory*
  • Mental Recall*
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / psychology
  • Psychological Tests*
  • Speech Perception*
  • Verbal Learning*