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Prorating WAIS - IV summary scores for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Int J Neurosci 2016 Nov;126(11):1025-9

Date

10/01/2015

Pubmed ID

26422128

DOI

10.3109/00207454.2015.1101596

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84945144214   1 Citation

Abstract

We evaluated the utility of prorating appropriate combinations of two, six and eight Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Fourth Edition (WAIS - IV) subtests for estimating the Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI), Perceptual Reasoning Index (PRI), Full Scale IQ (FSIQ) and General Ability Index (GAI) in a sample of individuals diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Forty-eight outpatients completed the WAIS - IV and Wechsler Memory Scale - Fourth Edition (WMS - IV) as part of a comprehensive neuropsychological battery. Means for age, education and duration of diagnosis were 42.35, 14.21 and 8.30 years, respectively. Paired t-tests showed no significant differences between prorated and standard means for VCI (93.46 vs. 93.73), PRI (90.19 vs. 89.44), FSIQ (88.53 vs. 88.47) or GAI (90.56 vs. 90.65). Correlations between prorated and standard composites were ≥0.89 in every instance. Correlations between the standard and prorated composites and education, disability status and WMS - IV indexes did not reveal a single contrast, where the correlations were significantly different. The present findings support the use of the two-subtest VCI and PRI composites and the eight-subtest FSIQ and four-subtest GAI in the assessment of patients with MS.

Author List

Ryan JJ, Umfleet LG, Gontkovsky ST

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

Adult
Cognitive Dysfunction
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Psychometrics
Wechsler Scales