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Table 10 Correlations between AARC-50 cognitive functioning subscale and measures of self-perceptions of aging, subjective and objective cognition

From: International relevance of two measures of awareness of age-related change (AARC)

Correlational evidence of validity of the AARC-50 cognitive functioning subscale
  AARC-50 cognitive functioning gains AARC-50 cognitive functioning losses
  Pearson’s r [95% CI] p-value Pearson’s r [95% CI] p-value
Felt age .08 [.06, .10] < .001 −.19 [−.21, −.17] < .001
Digit span −.05 [−.08, −.03] < .001 −.10 [−.12, −.07] < .001
Paired associate learning −.02 [−.05, .00] .06 −.11 [−.14, −.09] < .001
Verbal reasoning −.09 [−.12, −.07] < .001 −.16 [−.18, −.13] < .001
Self-ordered search −.07 [−.10, −.05] < .001 −.08 [−.11, −.06] < .001
IQCODE informant −.05 [−.07, −.03] < .001 −.01 [−.01, .03] .51
IQCODE self −.12 [−.15, −.10] < .001 .47 [.45, .49] < .001
  Spearman’s ρ   p-value Spearman’s ρ   p-value
ATOA .04   < .0001 −.14   < .0001
  1. AARC-50 cognitive functioning gains = Subscale of the AARC 50-item questionnaire assessing gains in the cognitive functioning domain. AARC-50 cognitive functioning losses = Subscale of the AARC 50-item questionnaire assessing losses in the cognitive functioning domains. Felt age = Felt age discrepancy score between participants’ chronological age and the age they feel they are. ATOA = Lawton’s attitudes toward own aging 5-item scale. Digit span = Computerized cognitive task assessing verbal working memory. Paired associate learning = Computerized cognitive task assessing visual episodic memory. Grammatical reasoning task = Computerized cognitive task assessing verbal reasoning. Self-oriented search = Computerized cognitive task assessing spatial working memory. IQCODE informant = Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly short form asking informants to rate the cognitive change of someone close to the them over the last 10 years. IQCODE self = Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly short form asking participants to rate their own cognitive change over the last 10 years