The useful field of view test: Normative data for older adults

Academic Article


  • The Useful Field of View test (UFOV11UFOV is a registered trademark of Visual Awareness Inc.) is increasingly used in clinical and rehabilitation settings. To date there have been no normative data for adjusted performance comparisons across demographically-similar, elderly peers. This study examined demographic and cognitive influences on the UFOV in a sample of 2759 participants (65-94 years of age). Performance was found to differ by age and education. Regression analyses examined the relative contributions of age, education, mental status, vision, and health to UFOV performance. All of these factors were found to significantly contribute to UFOV performance, with age accounting for the most variance and education accounting for the least. Normative tables for the UFOV by age and education are provided. These norms will allow researchers and clinicians to compare UFOV performance with similar peers and may help in identifying elderly persons who would benefit from speed of processing training. © 2006 National Academy of Neuropsychology.
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    Author List

  • Edwards JD; Ross LA; Wadley VG; Clay OJ; Crowe M; Roenker DL; Ball KK
  • Start Page

  • 275
  • End Page

  • 286
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 4