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Examining a pattern analysis approach to malingering assessment in neuropsychology


2004 2004

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Abstract (summary)

A pattern analysis approach to malingering assessment allows for multiple samples of behavior across a battery and provides the opportunity for convergent validity. The ability of the Halstead Reitan Battery (HRB) to predict scores on the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) in a clinical population was examined. Participants included 195 adult subjects assessed within the past two years across various neuropsychological conditions. The predictive ability of eight measures from the HRB were explored: GNDS, TPT Memory, Speech Sounds Errors, Trails B, Total Finger Tapping, Full Scale IQ, Reliable Digit Span (RDS), and Category Total Errors. Support for the HRB measures ability to predict malingering status as classified by the TOMM was founded with a 91% classification rate. Results indicated that the HRB measures do not have a relationship with litigation status and have no predictive utility. A previously supported pattern analysis index, the Mittenberg Index, was also examined and found to have no relationship with malingering status as classified by the TOMM.

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Subject
Psychotherapy;
Psychological tests
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
0632: Psychological tests
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Malingering; Neuropsychology; Pattern analysis
Title
Examining a pattern analysis approach to malingering assessment in neuropsychology
Author
Shepard, Polly Hughes
Number of pages
92
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
1128
Source
DAI-B 66/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542313646, 0542313642
Advisor
Goldberg, Kenneth
University/institution
Widener University, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3187905
ProQuest document ID
305039331
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305039331
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