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First Advisor

Poreh, Amir

Subject Headings

Intelligence tests, Older people -- Intelligence levels, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Intelligence, IQ, Wechsler, Aging, Geriatric, gerontology, test development, WAIS-IV, WASI


The Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence was not designed specifically for older adults. Many potential confounding factors occur with greater frequency in the elderly population and these may make the WASI a less appropriate measure of general cognitive functioning. This preliminary study aimed to develop the Geriatric Intelligence Test (GIT). Items were piloted on older adults (>80) who also completed two WASI Subtests. Preliminary results show that multiple GIT subtests are strong predictors of WASI subtest scores and showed good internal consistency. Results will be used to develop a more parsimonious version of the test

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