Psychometric validation of Fuld Object Memory Evaluation in older adults with cognitive impairments. Ho RTH(1)(2)(3), Fong TCT(1)(2), Hon. OBJECTIVES: Fuld Object Memory Evaluation (FOME) evaluates the episodic memory functions of encoding, storage, and recall across five recall trials and a. In this study the authors investigated the usefulness of the Fuld Object-Memory Evaluation (OME) as a culture-fair screen for dementia. Because the OME uses.

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In the original version the ten objects in the bag are; ball, bottle, button, card, cup, key, matches, nail, ring, scissors, that were changed by the previously listed objects. However, no significant influence of sex was observed May 19, ; Revised: Neuropsychological prediction of dementia and the absence of dementia in healthy elderly persons.

Normality of distribution was verified using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. Ribeirao Preto is a city in southeastern Brazil with a population of approximately , and Object-memory evaluation for prospective detection of dementia in normal functioning elderly: American Psychiatry Association; After a 15 minutes interval filled by other tests, an unexpected final recall is requested.

Age and education are variables known to affect cognitive performance, so the influence of these two variables on the FOME score is not surprising.

The fuld object-memory evaluation: development and validation of an alternate form.

The test-retest reliability and parallel-form reliability of FOME were excellent, with Intraclass Correlation Coefficients ranging from 0. Performance of illiterate and literate nondemented elderly subjects in two tests of long-term memory.

Following local media newspaper, radio, television and mail pbject, a trained team started a systematic door-knocking survey, visiting 8, homes to find elderly subjects. Prevalence of cognitive and functional impairment in a community sample in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. The factors associated with memory score were analysed by multiple linear regression models with FOME score as dependent variable and education, age and sex as independent variables.


Clinical validity of Fuld Object Memory Evaluation to screen for dementia in a Chinese society.

Therefore, although the statistical analysis indicated that education influenced FOME scores, the FOME remains suitable for use in older people with lower levels of education. The reference groups of women sexyounger individuals age and participants with higher education levels education were considered to provide better clinical interpretation and all these three variables presented significant influence on the FOME score.

A clustered random sampling of a population of individuals aged 60 years old and older from three memmory socioeconomic classes upper, middle and low kbject used, following official census data 11 Then, blocks of 10 homes were randomly chosen in each of the 90 selected census objfct.

Deficits in memory tests, especially in episodic long-term memory, have the highest sensibility for the neuropsychological diagnosis of dementia 1 and amnestic mild cognitive impairment MCI.

This combination proved useful to improve the screening of mild to moderate dementia in low educated older people 9. Fuld Object Memory Evaluation. After each recall, he is slowly and clearly reminded verbally of each item omitted in that trial, for a total of 5 trials.

The FOME is an instrument used to evaluate several components of learning and memory in elderly people, and it also provides information about tactile recognition, right-left discrimination, and verbal fluency. Data show that FOME scores increased with increasing years of education with statistical significance.

Education was categorized into four groups: Results Statistical analyses showed that memory scores tend to improve significantly with increasing years of education and decrease significantly as age increased. The investigation was approved by the local ethics committee, and all of the subjects agreed to participate in the study by signing the informed consent. In the first phase of this study, subjects were screened for dementia with a combination of cognitive tests and functional scales: In general, females presented higher scores except in verbal fluency animal and sad, and recognition.


Neuropsychological profile of Brazilian older adults with heterogeneous educational backgrounds. The sample had a mean age of Services on Demand Journal.

Statistical analysis The statistical analysis was based on the crude means and standard deviations SD of the FOME scores and on the frequencies and percentages of socio-demographic variables. The absence of the effects of education on the assessment performance makes FOME a clinically useful instrument for older adults with limited education. All subjects considered negative after screenings in the community phase and all subjects evaluated in the second phase who were considered free of psychiatric diagnoses were considered for the present investigation.

In conclusion, data presented here can help clinicians to better diagnosis Brazilian elderly with memory problems. Table 1 shows the socio-demographic characteristics of the sample.

We analysed the performance of a Brazilian community-based sample of older subjects drawn from two Brazilian cities on the FOME test. Performance of Brazilian long short IQcode on the screening of dementia in elderly people with low education.

This study aims to present normative data for Fuld Object Memory Evaluation test stratified by sex, gender, age, and education for the Brazilian elderly population.