Australian Norms and Retest Data for the Rey Auditory and Verbal Learning Test

Jane R. Carstairs*, E. Arthur Shores, Brett Myors

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    Abstract

    This article presents normative data for the Rey Auditory and Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT). A representative sample of 390 healthy young adults aged between 18 and 34 living within the Sydney metropolitan area, Australia, completed Form AB of the RAVLT as part of the Macquarie University Neurological Normative Study. Retest data were collected from a subsample of 98 participants after an interval of 1 year. Norms were derived for commonly used measures of the RAVLT and are presented for the whole sample as well as separately for males and females with different levels of education. Age was not found to impact significantly on test performance for this group of young adults, and therefore age-adjusted norms are not provided. An excel program to calculate RAVLT standard scores (mean of 10 and standard deviation of 3) can be downloaded from http://www.psy.mq.edu.au/RAVLT. Poor test-retest reliability raises concerns about the use of the RAVLT in clinical diagnosis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)191-197
    Number of pages7
    JournalAustralian Psychologist
    Volume47
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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