Faculty Articles

Title

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

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1983

Publication Title

International Journal of Neuroscience

Volume

21

Issue/Number

3-4

First Page

257

ISSN

0020-7454

Last Page

264

Abstract/Excerpt

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

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