Validation of the Cross-Linguistic Naming Test: A naming test for different cultures? A preliminary study in the Spanish population

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Author list: Galvez-Lara M, Moriana JA, Vilar-Lopez R, Fasfous AF, Hidalgo-Ruzzante N, Perez-Garcia M
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge): STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (1380-3395)
Volume number: 37
Issue number: 1
Start page: 102
End page: 112
Number of pages: 11
ISSN: 1380-3395
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


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Background: Despite the consensus pointing out the importance of cultural variables in neuropsychological assessments, empirical studies within cross-cultural neuropsychology continue to be limited. The Cross-Linguistic Naming Test (CLNT) is a naming test that is supposed to have no influence from cultural variables. The aim of this paper is to determine the psychometric properties of the CLNT and its discriminatory validity (Experiment 1) and to determine the performance of the CLNT in different cultures (Experiment 2). Method: Three groups followed the CLNT in Experiment 1: dementia patients, individuals with subjective memory complaints, and neurologically healthy volunteers. Three groups followed the CLNT in Experiment 2: Colombians, Moroccans, and Spaniards. Results: The results showed that the psychometric properties of the CLNT are appropriate and that this test obtains a high specificity but a low sensitivity. Furthermore, no differences were found in the CLNT among the three cultural groups. Discussion: The CLNT may be appropriate for the screening of naming impairment in Colombian, Moroccan, and Spanish cultures.


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