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Correlation of Performance on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and Generative Semantic Subtests of the EFA-4 (Examining for Aphasia-4) in Persons with Memory and/or Communication Difficulty

Title: Correlation of Performance on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and Generative Semantic Subtests of the EFA-4 (Examining for Aphasia-4) in Persons with Memory and/or Communication Difficulty.
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Name(s): Prause, Emily, author
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Purpose: To examine the relationship between scores on the Generative Semantic Naming Subtests of the EFA-4 and the MoCA in persons with memory and/or communication difficulty. Methods: Six adults with varying diagnoses of memory and/or communication difficulty were included. The entire Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and the four Generative Semantic Naming Subtests of the EFA-4 (Examining for Aphasia- 4) were administered. Scores were correlated using Pearson r Correlational Analyses. Results: We found strong, positive correlations between the MoCA and overall EFA-4 raw scores and also between the MoCA and each individual subtest. These correlations confirm that there is a predictable relationship in performance on these two tests. Conclusions: Strong, positive correlations in performance indicates a predictable relationship in performance on the MoCA and EFA-4. The correlations also demonstrate a relationship between lexical-semantic processing and cognitive decline. The degree or severity of dementia, as measured by MoCA scores, affects word retrieval and naming in a predictable manner.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0065 (IID)
Keywords: MoCA, EFA-4, dementia
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the School of Communication Science and Disorders in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: April 10, 2012.
Subject(s): Communication
Rhetoric
Speech
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0065
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Prause, E. (2012). Correlation of Performance on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and Generative Semantic Subtests of the EFA-4 (Examining for Aphasia-4) in Persons with Memory and/or Communication Difficulty. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0065