Volume 18, Issue 1 (Spring 2012)                   IJPCP 2012, 18(1): 52-60 | Back to browse issues page

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Abedi A, Malekpour M, Oraizi H, Faramarzi S, Jamali Paghale S. Standardization of the Neuropsychological Test of NEPSY on 3-4 Years Old Children. IJPCP. 2012; 18 (1) :52-60
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1520-en.html
1- Isfahan University , a.abedi44@gmail.com
2- Isfahan University
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Objectives: The current study aimed to standardize the neuropsychological test of NEPSY on 3-4 years old children. Method: Statistical population of the study was 3-4 years old children in Isfahan city (Iran). The research sample consisted of 400 kindergarten children who were selected randomly with multiple-stage sampling method. The research instrument was the neuropsychological test of NEPSY. The data were analyzed using descriptive method for factor analysis and determining the validity and reliability. Results: The results of factor analysis gave the following five factors: executive functions/attention, language, sensory motor functions, visuo-spatial processing, and memory and learning. Totally, 51.13% of variance was explained. The reliability coefficient for the above factors was obtained as 0.64, 0.71, 0.78, 0.67 and 0.85, respectively (P<0.001). Conclusion:  NEPSY test can be an appropriate and valid instrument for early diagnosing neuropsychological deficits in 3-4 years old children.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2012/07/15 | Published: 2012/07/15

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