Mayo Cognitive Factor Scales: Derivation of a Short Battery and Norms for Factor Scores

Glenn E. Smith, Robert J. Ivnik, James F. Malec, Ronald C. Petersen, Emre Kokmen, Eric G. Tangalos

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G.E. Smith et al. (1992, 1993) confirmed that 5 factors underlie the covariance structure of a core battery of the WAIS-R, WMS-R, and AVLT administered to the Mayo's Older Americans Normative Studies sample and to an independent clinical sample. In the present study, full factor scores generated by this 5-factor model were used as criterion variables in the development of a short battery. It was determined that 16 of the 24 subtests were sufficient to explain substantial variance in the 5 factor scores. However, 1 additional immediate memory subtest must be administered as a prelude to a delayed recall test. Thus, a collection of 17 subtests are offered as a short battery for older persons. Norms for the calculation of Mayo Cognitive Factor Scales scores are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-202
Number of pages9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1994


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  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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