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aud 2012, 21(3): 32-39 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of auditory verbal memory and learning performance of 18-30 year old Persian-speaking healthy women
Maryam Aghamollaei1, Zahra Jafari 2, Reyhane Toufan1, Mahdiyeh Esmaili3, Shadi Rahimzadeh4
1- Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2- Department of Basic Sciences in Rehabilitation, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
3- Cochlear Implant Center of Loghmane Hakim Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Rehabilitation Management, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
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Background and Aim: Auditory memory plays an important role in developing language skills and learning. The aim of the present study was to assess auditory verbal memory and learning performance of 18-30 year old healthy adults using the Persian version of the Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT).
Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was coducted on seventy 18-30 year old healthy females with the mean age of 23.2 years and a standard deviation (SD) of 2.4 years. Different aspects of memory, like immediate recall, delayed recall, recognition, forgetting rate, interference and learning, were assessed using the Persian version of RAVLT.
Results: Mean score increased from 8.94 (SD=1.91) on the first trial to 13.70 (SD=1.18) on the fifth trial. Total learning mean score was 12.19 (SD=1.08), and mean learning rate was 4.76. Mean scores of the participants on the delayed recall and recognition trials were 13.47 (SD=1.2), and 14.72 (SD=0.53), respectively. The proactive and retroactive interference scores were 0.86 and 0.96, respectively. The forgetting rate score was 1.01 and the retrieval score was 0.90.
Conclusion: The auditory-verbal memory and learning performance of healthy Persian-speaking females was similar to the performance of the same population in other countries. Therefore, the Persian version of RAVLT is valid for assessment of memory function in the Persian-speaking female population.

Keywords: Memory, auditory-verbal learning, Rey, adult, Persian
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Received: 2011/12/11 | Accepted: 2012/05/7 | Published: 2013/10/15
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