Identification of Malingered Head Injury on the Wechsler Memory Scale—Revised.
39 head-injured outpatients were compared with 39 age-matched Ss who were instructed to malinger head trauma symptoms on the Wechsler Memory Scale—Revised (WMS—R) and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—Revised (WAIS—R). Head-injured Ss were selected who were not involved in litigation or pursuing a Worker's Compensation claim. Groups did not differ significantly on IQs or memory indexes. Discriminant function analyses based on the WMS—R subtests and indexes were able to accurately classify 91% and 83% of the cases, respectively. Decision rules were cross-validated on published data from several independent studies and statistically by means of the jackknife procedure. Head-injured Ss appear to show a pattern of WMS–R scores that can be discriminated from the profile produced by individuals who attempt to malinger head trauma symptoms.
Azrin, R. L.,
Heilbronner, R. L.
(1993). Identification of Malingered Head Injury on the Wechsler Memory Scale—Revised.. Psychological Assessment, 5(1), 34-40.
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