Identification of Malingered Head Injury on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—Revised.
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
Nonlitigating head injured patients (N = 67) were compared with 67 age-, IQ-, and occupation-matched participants who were instructed to malinger head trauma symptoms on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—Revised (WAIS—R). Discriminant function analysis based on the WAIS—R subtests and a Vocabulary-Digit Span difference score were able to accurately classify 79% and 71% of the cases, respectively. Decision rules cross-validated successfully in several independent groups of clinical malingerers. Head injured patients seem to show a pattern of WAIS—R subtest scores that can be discriminated from the profile produced by individuals who attempt to malinger head trauma symptoms.
Zielinski, R. E.,
Heilbronner, R. L.
(1995). Identification of Malingered Head Injury on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—Revised.. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 26(5), 491-498.
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