Stability and correlates of the California Verbal Learning Test for a sample of normal elderly persons.
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The test-retest stability of the California Verbal Learning Test was examined for a normal elderly sample of 28 men and 74 women along with the correlation for total recall with scores on selected variables. Mean age was 72 yr. The test was re-administered after one year. Mean total recall did not change; the stability coefficient was .64. Coefficients for the other scores ranged considerably (.27 for recognition hits to .62 for perseverations) and were compared with prior research findings. Recall was moderately correlated with scores on the North American Reading Test, Trails B, visual reproductions, and subjective memory ability.
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