Title: Applicability of the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery in Singapore
year: 2013
Journal: Clin Neuropsychol
Volume: 27
Issue: 3
Pages: 455-69
Epubdate: 01/02/2013
Alternate Journal: The Clinical neuropsychologist
ISSN: 1385-4046
DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2012.762120
Accession Number: 23362823
Abstract: The MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) was developed to provide a reliable, valid, and standard battery for clinical trials on cognitive enhancers in schizophrenia. In this study we tested the applicability of the MCCB to Singapore's English speakers. Healthy ethnic Chinese, Malay, and Indian English speakers (N = 171) of both genders were recruited within three age groups and three levels of education to match as closely as possible the US norming sample, and were administered the MCCB. Descriptive data, T scores, age, gender, education, and ethnicity effects on performance were explored and compared with the US norming study. Age, education, and ethnicity affected the battery's composite scores, with young and highly educated participants generally outperforming the old, less-educated ones. Male participants outperformed their female counterparts in two out of seven cognitive domains. Although generally lower when compared to the US norming sample, Singaporean scores reflected the same relationship with age, education, and gender, with the exception of a substantially worse performance in the social cognition domain. Differences among the ethnic groups in Singapore-and the poorer performance measured in these groups with respect to the US sample-call for the necessity of an extended norming study in Singapore.
Notes: 1744-4144
Rapisarda, Attilio
Lim, Thomas F
Lim, Matthew
Collinson, Simon L
Kraus, Michael S
Keefe, Richard S E
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Clin Neuropsychol. 2013
27(3):455-69. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2012.762120. Epub 2013 Jan 30.
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4654
Authors Address: Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, Singapore. attilio_rapisarda@imh.com.sg
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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