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Development of alternate paragraphs for the Logical Memory subtest of the Wechsler Memory Scale-IV. Appl Neuropsychol Adult 2014;21(2):143-7

Date

05/16/2014

Pubmed ID

24826508

DOI

10.1080/09084282.2013.780172

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84898717369   9 Citations

Abstract

The purpose of the two studies included in this article was to validate an alternate form, the Morris Revision-Fourth Edition (MR-IV), to the Logical Memory paragraphs of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (LM-IV) for use when retesting of individuals is desired. Study I demonstrated high correlation with the LM-IV paragraphs. Study II was a replication that again demonstrated high correlation between the original LM-IV and the new MR-IV paragraphs. High interrater reliability also was demonstrated. Consequently, the MR-IV paragraphs can be considered an alternate form to the LM-IV paragraphs. Although other attempts have been made to develop alternate stories, these new paragraphs are the only ones that are equivalent in structure, affective tone, and number of scorable units. They have considerable clinical utility and research potential.

Author List

Morris J, Swier-Vosnos A, Woodworth C, Umfleet LG, Czipri S, Kopald B

Author

Laura Umfleet PsyD Associate Professor in the Neurology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Adult
Female
Humans
Linguistics
Logic
Male
Memory
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests
Wechsler Scales
Young Adult