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Avaliação Psicológica

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LEMOS, Raquel; MARTINS, Cristina; SIMOES, Mário R  and  SANTANA, Isabel. Adaptation study of the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test to the Portuguese population. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.1, pp. 49-61. ISSN 1677-0471.

The goal of this paper is to describe the adaptation of the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (FCSRT) for the Portuguese population, taking into account linguistic and cultural adequacy criteria. The FCSRT involves a new paradigm of memory assessment, using selective reminding with semantic cueing. This allows for an assessment of memory that is independent of normal age-related changes in cognition. Therefore, the FCSRT has shown to be useful for memory characterization in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The International Working Group on Alzheimer’s Disease (2007) has suggested new diagnostic criteria for AD. The main criterion is evidence for a significant and progressive episodic memory impairment confirmed by objective testing. The authors suggest the FCSRT to assess memory, since it showed high sensitivity and specificity in the differentiation of AD patients from healthy controls and from other dementias.

Keywords : free and cued selective reminding test; memory; Alzheimer disease.

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