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.
- Cross- validation
- Three-subtest short form
- Two-subtest short form
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)