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ARGOLLO, Nayara et al. Cross-cultural adaptation of NEPSY - a developmental neuropsychological assessment battery: pilot study. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.1, pp. 59-75. ISSN 2175-3431 .
The NEPSY is a neuropsychological battery of 27 subtests for 3 to 12 year old children. This study is the first part of the adaptation of the NEPSY for Brazilian children and had the objective to describe the performance of a sample of children submitted to a translated and adapted version for comparison to the American version. It was back-translated and adapted by a team of specialists and 100 children were assessed. The results showed that the Brazilian sample remained within the average variation with a standard deviation (100 + 15), the lowest score in Sensor-Motor Domain (88.05 + 14.89) and the highest in Visual-spatial Domain (102.25+19.39). Statistically significant differences were observed in the age group of 3-4 years among itself and the other age groups. Conclusion: The translated and adapted version of NEPSY was appropriate to obtain the discrimination among children of different ages, socioeconomic status and parent education level.
Keywords : Children; Neuropsychological tests; Cognition; NEPSY.