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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2011, XXXI/181: 041-044 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2011, XXXI/181: 041-044

Title: Auditory-verbal learning test by Łuria in the examination of psychiatric patients

Authors: Talarowska M., Florkowski A., Orzechowska A., Zboralski K., Gałecki P.

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Auditory-verbal learning test by Łuria in the examination of psychiatric patients


Talarowska M., Florkowski A., Orzechowska A., Zboralski K., Gałecki P.

Medical University of Łódź, Poland, Department of Psychiatry for Adults

The aim of the study was an evaluation of memory process course efficacy in healthy subjects (n = 37), patients with schizophrenia (n = 44), patients with depressive disorders (n = 58) and patients with organic mood disorder (n = 33).
Material and methods
. A sample of 172 persons aged 18–55 years participated in the study. Cognitive functions were evaluated by the auditory-verbal learning test by Łuria (AVLT).
Results
. The best results in the first trail (M = 5,84, SD = 1,38) and after 30 minutes (M = 8,92, SD = 1,23), were obtained by healthy subjects, while the lowest scores were noted for the subjects with organic mood disorder (M = 4,67, SD = 1,24 and M = 5,85, SD = 2,56). Patients suffering from depressive disorders: M = 5,01 (SD = 1,39) and M = 6,68, (SD = 2,21). Patients suffering from schizophrenia: M = 4,84 (SD = 1,52) and M = 6,18 (SD = 2,16). Relevant statistical differences among healthy subjects and mentally ill patients and lack of any relevant differences among mentally ill patients were observed. Sten norms of AVTL were developed for general population.
Conclusions
. Healthy subject achieved higher results in AVLT than patients suffering from schizophrenia, depressive disorders and organic mood disorders. Any relevant differences among mentally ill patients were observed. Sten norms of AVTL were developed for general population.

Key words: auditory verbal learning test by Łuria, schizophrenia, depressive disorders, organic mood disorders

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