Abstract

Objective: Pons et al. (2008) highlights the importance of the level of social adaptation of the tests. Our aim is collect normative data from the Clock Drawing Test (CDT) and Phonemic Verbal Fluency (PVF) on a Puerto Rican non clinical adult population between 50–90 years old. This presentation includes preliminary data of the ongoing study. Method: The study includes measures to rule out cognitive impairment, family member interview, and the experimental measures: CDT & PVF. Quantitative, non-cross experimental descriptive design was analyzed. For this sample (n = 27) the average age was 57 years old (SD = 5.566), most with a Bachelor Degree education, (SD = .76), and 55.6% were females. All the participants were Puerto Rican adults with 50–71 years old, selected by availability. Results: We conducted an Independent Sample Test between the total score of the CDT and gender. Non-significant differences were found between these variables (p > .05). The effect size was .73. An ANOVA analysis with PVF and schooling was done. Among the letter “R” and schooling obtained an, F = 7.73, p < 0.05, eta = 0.20, and with “M”; F = 1.81, p > . 05 with eta = 0.13. Conclusion(s): Females obtained a higher score on the CDT than males. Subjects with 1–4 years of bachelor's level education obtained a greater number of words with the letter "R", than those with lower schooling in PVF test. This trend will be evaluated with a bigger sample as part of the final normative study.