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Avaliação Psicológica

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ZANINI, Adriana Mokwa et al. Benton visual retention test (BVRT): evidence of validity for elderly. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.2, pp. 287-296. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to provide evidences of convergent validity between the Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT) and two other instruments of visual memory: Teste Pictórico de Memória (TEPIC-M) and Rey Complex Figures. The sample consisted of 29 elderly of both sexes, 60 to 79 years old and low and middle education. Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) and Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) were used to exclude participants with signs of depression and / or dementia. The results showed evidence of convergent validity between BVRT and TEPIC-M, which indicated that BVRT also have a verbal nature, despite its abstract geometric stimuli. However, there were few significant correlations between BVRT and Rey Complex Figure test, which indicated that both evaluate the same functions in different ways, and there are important differences between their applications.

Keywords : BVRT; visual memory; validity.

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