Detecting malingered performance with the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test: A preliminary investigation in traumatic brain injury

Kevin W. Greve, Kevin J. Bianchini, Charles W. Mathias, Rebecca J. Houston, John A. Crouch

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Abstract

The present study examined the classification accuracy of four potential Wisconsin Card Sorting Test malingering indicators (Bernard and Suhr formulas and two types of Unique responses). Participants were 89 traumatic brain-injury (TBI) patients assigned to malingering and nonmalingering groups on the basis of the Slick, Sherman, and Iversion (1999) criteria. Individual Sensitivities were greater than .33 with acceptable Specificity. Combined Sensitivity for two of the indicators was greater than .60. Overall, this study demonstrated three distinct approaches to the WCST used by probable malingerers. The clinical relevance of these findings and directions for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-191
Number of pages13
JournalClinical Neuropsychologist
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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