Cross-validation of the two- and three-subtest short forms of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised

Robin C. Hilsabeck, Deborah A. Schrager, William Drew Gouvier

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Abstract

Researchers have noted the usefulness of an abbreviated form of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised. A number of studies have suggested that estimating General Memory and Delayed Recall scores using 3-subtest or 2- subtest equations decreases testing time without sacrificing reliability or clinical accuracy. The purpose of this study was to cross-validate previous results in a mixed clinical sample, as well as to examine the validity of the 2-subtest equations. Results of this study provide support for the use of the 3-subtest short form to estimate memory ability in normal and cognitively impaired patients. However, using only 2 subtests to estimate index scores resulted in a decline in predictive accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Neuropsychology
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cross- validation
  • Formulas
  • Three-subtest short form
  • Two-subtest short form
  • WMS-R

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  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Cross-validation of the two- and three-subtest short forms of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised. / Hilsabeck, Robin C.; Schrager, Deborah A.; Gouvier, William Drew.

In: Applied Neuropsychology, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1999, p. 247-251.

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Hilsabeck, Robin C. ; Schrager, Deborah A. ; Gouvier, William Drew. / Cross-validation of the two- and three-subtest short forms of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised. In: Applied Neuropsychology. 1999 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 247-251.
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