Normative Data for the Rey‑ Osterrieth Complex Figure Test in Older Czech Adults


Authors: K. Drozdová 1,2;  H. Štěpánková 3;  J. Lukavský 3,4;  O. Bezdíček 3;  M. Kopeček 3
Authors‘ workplace: Psychiatrická nemocnice Havlíčkův Brod 1;  FF UK v Praze 2;  Národní ústav duševního zdraví, Klecany 3;  Psychologický ústav, AV ČR, v. v. i., Brno 4
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2015; 78/111(5): 542-549
Category: Original Paper

Overview

Aim:
The Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test (ROCFT) is a widely used measure of memory functioning and visuoconstructive abilities. It is considered to be a sensitive diagnostic tool for the evolution of cognitive impairment. The aim of the present study was to determine the normative values for the ROCFT in a population of older Czech adults.

Sample and methods:
A sample of 455 subjects (250 women and 205 men) above 60 years of age fulfilled the inclusion criteria and was assessed with a battery of neuropsychological tests as part of National Normative Study of Cognitive Determinants of Healthy Ageing. We examined the effect of age, gender, and education level on the test performance. The ROCFT used in this study was developed by Meyers and Meyers (1995).

Results:
Our analyses revealed a significant age-related decline in ROCFT performance and significant relationships between gender and education in all ROCFT measures (copy, reproduction after 3 and 30 min and recognition trial). Moreover, the performance correlated significantly across all test measures.

Conclusions:
Based on regression models, we provide the reader with equations to calculate T scores for all ROCFT measures. Furthermore, normative data corrected for age, education and gender are available for healthy adults over a 60 years of age.

Key words:
Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test – normative data – healthy older adults – visual memory

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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