Five sets of normative data are currently included with the CalCAP package:
The original normative sample included 641 HIV-1 seronegative male controls drawn from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (Miller, Satz & Visscher, 1991). The normative sample had a mean age of 36.0 years (SD = 6.97) and a mean educational level of 16.4 years (SD = 2.26). Mean CES Depression score was 9.2 (SD = 9.01)--well below the cut-off of 16 used for assessing clinical depression. By self-report, 86% of the sample were right-handed, 1% ambidextrous, and 13% left-handed. 93% of the sample was Caucasian, 2% African-American, 4% Hispanic, and 1% Asian or other ethnicity.
The sample used to derive normative data for the Abbreviated test battery comprised 656 men drawn from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study centers of Los Angeles, Baltimore, Chicago and Pittsburgh. All men were medically asymptomatic at the time of testing. Group demographics were essentially the same as those described in Sample 1.
Normative data for 3rd grade (n=43), 5th grade (n=43) and 6th grade (n=45) male and female children were collected by Leah M. Budzinski and Dr. Frank Spellacy at the Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Canada. The sample of children was drawn from three suburban Canadian schools. Consent was obtained from parents of the children. (Budzinski LM, Honours Thesis 92-06984, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., 1994).
Normative data for 36 men and 39 women ranging in age from 17 to 90 were collected by Debra Berg and Dr. Frank Spellacy at the Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Canada. The sample was recruited from the University of Victoria, the Victoria Public Library, and retirement residences and community centers in British Columbia. (Berg D, Honours Thesis, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., 1994). Mean age was 40 for the men, 49 for the women. Mean educational level was 15 years for the men, 14 years for the women. There were no statistically significant differences between men and women after controlling for differences in age and education.
A group of 175 men from Sample 1 were tested repeatedly at 6-month intervals. A total of 6 testings were obtained for each individual. Normative data were derived for each of their testings on the CalCAP. Mean age at the first visit was 36 years (range = 23 to 52), mean education was 16.6 years (range = 12 to 21).
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