Proverb interpretation and Theory of Mind
Ahmed, Fayeza Sabah
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This project examined the relationship of proverb interpretation and Theory of Mind (ToM) to functional independence in a cognitively-intact older adult population. Participants were administered tests of executive function, proverb interpretation, ToM, and functional independence. Results showed that proverb interpretation and one ToM measure did account for a significant amount of unique variance in functional independence. Results of a multiple mediation model suggested that the combined indirect effects of the executive function measures accounted for the relationship between ToM and functional independence. Results of this project suggest that tests of ToM may not be beneficial in a similar functional independence measure. A test of proverb interpretation, however, may be a useful tool during a diagnostic assessment where functional independence is a concern.