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Neuropsychological cross cultural study of cognitive performance of Greek Australian elderly and exploration of diagnostic challenges

Plitas, Areti (2007) Neuropsychological cross cultural study of cognitive performance of Greek Australian elderly and exploration of diagnostic challenges. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

In the area of dementia diagnosis and assessment of cognitive functioning of elderly culturally and linguistically diverse individuals (CALDI) little is known about cognitive test performance differences between migrants and peers from their country of origin. Although Australia is known for its multicultural society and Greek is one of the most common languages spoken at home, few studies have compared cognitive test performance between migrants to peers from their country of origin. This study investigated whether the long-term migrant group of elderly Greek-Australians (GA) performance on tests of cognition was comparable to demographically similar group of elderly Greek Nationals (GN).

Item Type: Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
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Doctor of Psychology (Neuropsychology)

Uncontrolled Keywords: Greek Australians, Greek nationals, elderly, Greek Australian elderly, neuropsychological, cross cultural analysis, cognitive performance, cognition, dementia diagnosis, culturally and linguistically diverse individuals, CALDI, cognitive tests, cognitive test performance, Australia, Greece
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1103 Clinical Sciences
FOR Classification > 1702 Cognitive Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 23:22
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:46
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/16087
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