Mayo's Older African American Normative Studies: Confirmatory factor analysis of a core battery

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Covariance structure analyses of a core neuropsychological test battery consisting of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised, Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised, and Auditory Verbal Learning Test have previously identified a 5-factor model in a sample of cognitively normal White volunteers from Mayo's Older Americans Normative Studies (MOANS). The present study sought to replicate this factor structure in a sample of 289 cognitively normal, community-dwelling African American elders from Mayo's Older African Americans Normative Studies (MOAANS). The original 5-factor model was tested against 2 alternative 4-factor models and a 6-factor model generated on a substantive basis. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the construct validity of this core battery in older African Americans by replicating the original 5-factor model of Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Organization, Attention/Concentration, Learning, and Retention as viable in the present sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-191
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2005


  • AVLT
  • Cross-cultural assessment
  • Factor analysis
  • WAIS-R
  • WMS-R

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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