Montreal Communication Evaluation Battery - Portuguese version: age and education effects

Mônica de Souza Kerr*, Karina Carlesso Pagliarin, Ana Mineiro, Perrine Ferré, Yves Joanette, Rochele Paz Fonseca

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Abstract

Purpose: To verify age and education effects on communication performance of healthy adults in the Montreal Communication Evaluation Battery, Portuguese version (MAC-PT). Methods: The sample comprised 90 healthy adults from Portugal, European Portuguese speakers, divided into nine groups according to educational level (4-9, 10-13, and > 13 years of formal schooling) and age (19-40, 41-64, and 65-80 years). The influence of age and education was assessed by comparing mean scores between groups, using a two-way analysis of variance followed by Bonferroni post hoc tests (p≤0.05). Results: The results showed that participants' performance was influenced by age in pragmatic-inferential, discursive, and prosodic tasks. Education had the greatest influence on the performance in all processes evaluated by the MAC-PT. Conclusion: Age and education seem to influence the communicative performance and should be considered in the assessment of neurological patients.
Translated title of the contributionBateria Montreal de Avaliação da Comunicação - versão portuguesa: efeito da idade e escolaridade
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)550-556
Number of pages7
JournalCoDAS
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Communication
  • Adults
  • Age
  • Education

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