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Applying a new version of the Brazilian-Portuguese UPSIT smell test in Brazil

Silveira-Moriyama, L; Azevedo, AMS; Ranvaud, R; Barbosa, ER; Doty, RL; Lees, AJ; (2010) Applying a new version of the Brazilian-Portuguese UPSIT smell test in Brazil. ARQ NEURO-PSIQUIAT , 68 (5) 700 - 705. 10.1590/S0004-282X2010000500005. Green open access

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Abstract

Standardized olfactory tests are now available to quantitatively assess disorders of olfaction. A Brazilian-Portuguese version of the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) is currently being developed specifically for the Brazilian population. The most recent Brazilian-Portuguese version of the UPSIT (UPSIT-Br2) was administered to 88 Brazilian subjects who had no history of neurological or otorhinolaryngological disease. UPSIT-Br2 scores decreased with age, were lower in men than in women, and were lower in subjects with lower income. The degree to which the poorer performance of subjects with lower socio-economic status reflects lack of familiarity with test items is not known. Although this version of the UPSIT provides a sensitive and useful test of smell function for the Brazilian population, a revision of some test items is needed to achieve comparable norms to those found using the North American UPSIT in the United States.

Type: Article
Title: Applying a new version of the Brazilian-Portuguese UPSIT smell test in Brazil
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2010000500005
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2010000500005
Language: English
Additional information: All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Keywords: olfaction, odor, smell identification, olfactory test, smell test, UPSIT, Brazil, Portuguese, Brazilian, income, SEX-DIFFERENCES, ODOR IDENTIFICATION, OLFACTORY FUNCTION, DISEASE, PARKINSONISM
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/264748
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