Animal Naming Performance in Korean Elderly: Effects of age, education, and gender, and Typicality

Title & Authors
Animal Naming Performance in Korean Elderly: Effects of age, education, and gender, and Typicality
Kim, Jung-Wan; Kim, Hyang-Hee;

Abstract
The animal naming test (ANT) is known to be influenced not only by age, gender, and education but only by ethnicity, culture, and language. Thus, population-specific norm considering these variables needs to be developed for Korean-speaking elderly. We evaluated 185 healthy elderly people with five measures. Education was the single statistically independent correlate of the total number of words ($\small{R^2}$ = .312, p = .038). After adjusting for education, there was slightly significant negative correlation (r = -.215, p = .049) between age and total number of words. Mean number of words produced was $\small{13.71{\pm}3.09}$. The production frequency was negatively correlated with the typicality rating (r = -0.41, p < .05). The concrete and exact scoring rule could be set up in the comparison of naming performance between a normal and patient with neuro-linguistic disorder and its data could be utilized in a differential diagnosis for patients with neurological disorders.
Keywords
Semantic Verbal Fluency;Animal Naming;Korean Elderly;Typicality;
Language
English
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