Effects of Education and Race on Cognitive Decline: An Integrative Study of Generalizability Versus Study-Specific Results

Alden L. Gross, Dan M. Mungas, Paul K. Crane, Laura E. Gibbons, Anna MacKay-Brandt, Jennifer J. Manly, Dan M Mungas, Heather Romero, Bonnie Sachs, Michael Thomas, Guy G. Potter, Richard N. Jones

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to examine variability across multiple prospective cohort studies in level and rate of cognitive decline by race/ethnicity and years of education. We compare data across studies, we harmonized estimates of common latent factors representing overall or general cognitive performance, memory, and executive function derived from the: (a) Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Inwood Columbia Aging Project (N = 4,115), (b) Spanish and English Neuropsychological Assessment Scales (N = 525),

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPsychology and Aging
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Nov 2 2015

Keywords

  • Cognitive performance
  • Cognitive trajectory
  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Harmonization
  • Item response theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Social Psychology

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