Prospective memory in healthy Chinese people: The latent structure of the comprehensive assessment of prospective memory questionnaire

R.C.K. Chan, Y. Qing, Q. Wu, Ho Keung David Shum

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This study aimed to examine the latent structure of the Chinese version of the Comprehensive Assessment of Prospective Memory (CAPM) using confirmatory factor analysis. A total of 264 healthy Chinese participants (118 men and 146 women) took part in the study and their ages ranged from 17 to 90 years. There was no gender effect upon the frequency of prospective memory (PM) forgetting but age and education were found to be correlated significantly with these frequencies in the current sample. Results of the study also showed that the model with the best fit had a tripartite structure which consisted of a general memory factor (with all items loading on it) plus a basic activities of daily living as well as an instrumental activities of daily living factor. Furthermore, this tripartite model was robust across subgroups with respect to gender, education, and age. These findings provide support for the construct validity of the original CAPM and demonstrate its utility in another culture. © 2010 Psychology Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-470
Number of pages12
JournalNeuropsychological Rehabilitation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Activities of daily living
  • Chinese
  • Normal aging
  • Prospective memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology

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