An exploratory study investigating how adults with intellectual disabilities perform on the Visual Association Test (VAT)

McPaul, Ann, Walker, Brigid, Law, Jim and McKenzie, Karen (2017) An exploratory study investigating how adults with intellectual disabilities perform on the Visual Association Test (VAT). Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 30 (5). pp. 824-829. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

Background

Neuropsychological tests of memory are believed to offer the greatest sensitivity at identifying people at the risk of developing dementia. There is a paucity of standardized and appropriate neuropsychological assessments of memory for adults with an intellectual disability. This study examines how adults with an intellectual disability perform on the Visual Association Test (VAT).
Methods

Forty participants (18–45 years) with intellectual disability, without a diagnosis of dementia, completed the VAT and subtests of the CAMCOG-DS. Correlational analysis of the test variables was carried out.
Results

All participants performed well on the VAT irrespective of age, gender or IQ. No significant correlations were found between the VAT and the subtests of the CAMCOG-DS.

Conclusions

The VAT was found to be an easy and quick test to use with people with intellectual disability and all participants scored above ‘floor’ level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia, intellectual disabilities, memory, neuropsychological test, visual association test
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Karen McKenzie
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 16:16
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 14:03
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27517

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