Exploring the within-person coupling of reading vision and cognition in the elderly

Sarah R. Weatherbee, Alyssa A. Gamaldo, Jason C. Allaire

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Abstract

This study examined the within-person relationship between reading vision and cognitive functioning. Analysis was conducted on 36 community-dwelling elderly (age range = 60-87) who completed a reading vision task and three cognitive tests (i.e., Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Task (AVLT), Letter Series, and Number Comparison) twice a day over 60 consecutive days. Significant within-person variability was found for the reading vision measure. Additionally, a main effect was found for reading vision and performance on the AVLT and Number Comparison task; such that on occasions when reading vision was poor, cognitive performance suffered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-682
Number of pages12
JournalAging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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