College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Relationships Between the Booklet Category Test and the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1983

Keywords

Age Factors, Brain, Middle Aged, Neurologic Examination, Psychological Tests, Reference Values.

Publication Title

International Journal of Neuroscience

ISSN

0020-7454

Volume

21

Issue/No.

3-4

Abstract

This study compares total errors on the Booklet Form of the Category Test (DeFilippis, McCampbell & Rogers, 1979) with several scores of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (Heaton, 1981). In a heterogeneous sample of 30 neurologically impaired patients and 31 normal individuals the two tests exhibited a maximum correlation of 0.52 when partialing out the effects of age and education. In addition, this study suggests that the two exhibit similar overall diagnostic hit rates; however, they differ in false negatives and false positives. These results bring into question the assumption that these two neuropsychological tests are interchangeable. A need to recognize the nature of the differences between the tests in their clinical applications and in future research is discussed.

DOI

10.3109/00207458308986143