The Turkish version of the Auditory Consonant Trigram Test as a measure of working memory: A normative study

ANIL A. E. , Kivircik B., BATUR S., KABAKÇI E., Kitias A., GÜVEN E., ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST, cilt.17, sa.2, ss.159-169, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1076/clin.
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.159-169


The following study was conducted to adapt the Auditory Consonant Trigram Test (ACT) to Turkish, acquire a new and larger set of normative data, and finally investigate the reliability and validity of the adapted version. The data were collected from a sample of 236 healthy individuals. To test the validity of the Turkish version of ACT, the normative results of ACT were first compared with those obtained from the Digit Span Test (DST) backwards section. Secondly, the ACT performance of 53 schizophrenic patients was compared with that of a matched group selected from the normative sample. Age and education variables influenced performance, whereas gender did not in the normal sample. The ACT and DST backwards scores were positively correlated. As expected, the ACT performance was worse in schizophrenic patients compared to controls. The internal consistency of the adapted version of ACT was found to be at a reliable level (alpha = 0.8535). The Turkish version of ACT can be considered to be a reliable and valid measure of working memory.