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Neurological Sciences

, Volume 40, Issue 10, pp 2045–2050 | Cite as

Normative data of the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure for Italian-speaking elementary school children

  • Massimiliano ConsonEmail author
  • Mattia Siciliano
  • Chiara Baiano
  • Isa Zappullo
  • Vincenzo Paolo Senese
  • Gabriella Santangelo
Original Article

Abstract

The Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test (ROCF) is a widely used neuropsychological test for the evaluation of drawing disorders in different clinical populations, and, in particular, in persons with neurodevelopmental disorders. The aim of the present study is to provide normative data for ROCF copying (ROCF-Direct copy) and drawing from memory (ROCF-Immediate recall) in Italian-speaking children. The sample consisted of 348 children (147 males and 199 females), aged 7–11 years, recruited from elementary schools in Southern Italy. Normative data were gathered from 312 participants fulfilling the inclusion criteria, and estimated centiles were obtained according to the LMS method providing normalized growth centile standards. Results showed a significant effect of age on performance in both tasks, with a steady increase of drawing accuracy, whereas participants’ gender and mean level of parental education did not exert any significant effect. Thus, normative data were stratified by age, and percentile scores were provided allowing a practical use of the ROCF for the clinical evaluation of drawing abilities in both typical and atypical children.

Keywords

Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test Drawing disorders Normative data Italian-speaking children Neuropsychological assessment 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory, Department of PsychologyUniversity of Campania Luigi VanvitelliCasertaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Medical, Surgical, Neurologic, Metabolic and Aging SciencesUniversity of Campania Luigi VanvitelliNaplesItaly

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