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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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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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