The Five Point Test –  a Test of Nonverbal Fluency: Normative Data for Adults


Authors: S. Johanidesová 1–4;  E. Bolceková 1,2,5;  H. Štěpánková 1,2;  M. Preiss 1,2,6
Authors‘ workplace: Národní ústav duševního zdraví, Klecany 1;  Psychiatrické centrum Praha 2;  1. LF UK v Praze 3;  Neurologické oddělení, Thomayerova nemocnice, Praha 4;  Neurologická klinika a Centrum klinických neurověd 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze 5;  University of New York in Prague, Praha 6
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2014; 77/110(6): 704-713
Category: Original Paper

Tato publikace vznikla v rámci projektu „Národní ústav duševního zdraví (NUDZ)“, registrační číslo CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0078, financovaného z Evropského fondu regionálního rozvoje, a díky podpoře MZ ČR – RVO (PCP, 00023752). Děkujeme doc. PhDr. MUDr. Mgr. Radvanu Bahbouhovi, Ph.D., za konzultaci metodologie této práce.

Overview

Figural (or nonverbal) fluency is the ability of executive functions to provide information about divergent reasoning, divided attention, planning and mental flexibility. Impairments of figural fluency have been found in individuals with various neurological or psychiatric diseases. Five Point Test (5TT) is a neuropsychological test that assesses figural fluency. A participant is asked to generate as many unique designs as possible in a certain time limit. The aim of this study was to create Czech population norms for the Five Point Test. Normative data for adult population aged between 20 and 85 years (n = 503) are presented. We assessed the number of correct answers and the number of perseverations. The number of correct answers is influenced by age and education (r = –0.3 and 0.4, respectively, p < 0.0001); for this reason the norms are stratified into ten age ranges and also according to completed education. The number of perseverations correlates with these variables only weakly (rs = 0.1 and –0.1, respectively, p < 0.05). Gender has no impact neither on the number of correct answers nor on perseverative responses (t-test, p > 0.9 for both scores).

Key words:
Five Point Test – design fluency – normative data – executive functions – validity

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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