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Validity of the continuous visual memory test (CVMT) after traumatic brain injury.
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PMID:  18608669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The criterion validity of the Continuous Visual Memory Test (CVMT) was investigated using a sample of 53 patients with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a demographically matched control group from the standardization sample. There was a statistically significant main effect of groups for both CVMT Total and Delayed Recognition scores ( p < .0001). Hierarchical linear regression analyses suggested that, in the clinical group, the effect of injury severity on the CVMT Total score was mediated by visuospatial ability. Logistic regression analyses revealed that the CVMT Total score correctly classified about three quarters of the combined participants, with slightly better specificity than sensitivity. It is concluded that the CVMT is a clinically useful instrument with satisfactory criterion validity but that it should not be used in isolation to determine the presence or absence of memory impairment.
Carrie-Ann H Strong; Jacobus Donders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-02-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1744-411X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Exp Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-12     Completed Date:  2010-06-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502170     Medline TA:  J Clin Exp Neuropsychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  885-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / complications*,  diagnosis
Case-Control Studies
Memory Disorders / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests*
Photic Stimulation / methods
Psychometrics / methods
Regression Analysis
Reproducibility of Results
Verbal Learning / physiology
Visual Perception / physiology*
Young Adult

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