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Criterion validity of new WAIS-II subtest scores after traumatic brain injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11771633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The criterion validity of the new subtests from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Third Edition (WAIS-III; Wechsler, 1997) was evaluated in a sample of 100 patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Letter-Number Sequencing and Symbol Search, but not Matrix Reasoning, yielded statistically significant differences in performance between patients with moderate-severe TBI, patients with mild TBI, and demographically matched controls. Level of education accounted for a statistically significant amount of variance in the performance of patients with TBI, in addition to that explained by injury severity variables. It is concluded that Letter-Number Sequencing and Symbol Search have satisfactory criterion validity, but that they need to be supplemented with other measures in the context of neuropsychological evaluations. Matrix Reasoning, on the other hand, is not sensitive to the sequelae of TBI and more studies are needed to determine how it can be used for neuropsychological assessment purposes.
J Donders; D S Tulsky; J Zhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1355-6177     ISO Abbreviation:  J Int Neuropsychol Soc     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-28     Completed Date:  2002-05-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503760     Medline TA:  J Int Neuropsychol Soc     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  892-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mary Free Bed Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-5299, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injury, Chronic / diagnosis*,  psychology,  rehabilitation
Mental Recall
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests / statistics & numerical data
Reaction Time
Reproducibility of Results
Wechsler Scales / statistics & numerical data*

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