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1. Robbins, Jessica. The Neuropsychological Application of the WAIS-IV over the WAIS-III.

Degree: 2014, Nova Southeastern University

The current study examined the WAIS-IV and how the changes to the test may impact the measure's usefulness in neuropsychological evaluations. It was hypothesized that the WAIS-IV would be a significantly better predictor of performance on the neuropsychological measures of the Category Test, Finger Tapping Test, Trail Making Test, and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test over the WAIS-III. The mixed clinical sample came from an archival database of volunteer research participants and individuals clinically referred to a university outpatient facility. A total of 91 participants were administered the WAIS-III and WAIS-IV as part of a larger neuropsychological battery. The results of the current study found that both the WAIS-III and the WAIS-IV were able to account for a significant amount of the variance in performance on the neuropsychological measures, with the exception of the FTT dominant and non-dominant hands, where only the WAIS-IV was able to significantly account for the variance in performance on the measures. Using the Alf and Graf (1999) model, there were no significant R2 differences between the WAIS-III subtests and WAIS-IV at the .01 significance level. Thus, the WAIS-IV did not provide a better model for predicting performance on any of the neuropsychological measures. It should be noted that the small sample size of the current study may have inflated the R2, particularly in the WAIS-III models, which could have masked greater R2 differences between the two models. While the publishers endeavored to make the WAIS-IV a better measure of processing speed, working memory, and fluid reasoning, these goals were largely unmet. The analyses of the WAIS-IV working memory subtests, showed that the sequencing component added to the Digit Span subtest did not add to the relationship with neuropsychological measures with working memory components. The analyses of the WAIS-IV processing speed subtests showed that the Coding subtest of the WAIS-IV was a better measure of processing speed than the WAIS-III version, but this was not found for the PSI as a whole. Changes to Symbol Search did not show any improvement in the relationship to neuropsychological measures. One interesting finding was that the new subtest of Visual Puzzles does appear to add to the relationship with neuropsychological measures over the other subtests of the WAIS-IV. Visual Puzzles was consistently the highest correlated PRI subtest with the neuropsychological measures, with the exception of the WCST. The subtest appears to assess a wide range of abilities outside of the spatial reasoning skills purported by the test publishers. Specifically, the subtest was correlated with measures of processing speed, executive skills, and motor speed/reaction time. Thus, clinicians should use caution and examine all possible options when evaluating poor performance on this new subtest. Since none of the WAIS-IV models were able to significantly predict performance on any of the neuropsychological measures over the WAIS-III models, it would appear that the WAIS-IV…

Subjects/Keywords: Intelligence testing; Neuropsychological assessment; Neuropsychology measures; Psychology

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APA (6th Edition):

Robbins, J. (2014). The Neuropsychological Application of the WAIS-IV over the WAIS-III. (Thesis). Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_stuetd/91

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Robbins, Jessica. “The Neuropsychological Application of the WAIS-IV over the WAIS-III.” 2014. Thesis, Nova Southeastern University. Accessed November 20, 2019. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_stuetd/91.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Robbins, Jessica. “The Neuropsychological Application of the WAIS-IV over the WAIS-III.” 2014. Web. 20 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Robbins J. The Neuropsychological Application of the WAIS-IV over the WAIS-III. [Internet] [Thesis]. Nova Southeastern University; 2014. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_stuetd/91.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Robbins J. The Neuropsychological Application of the WAIS-IV over the WAIS-III. [Thesis]. Nova Southeastern University; 2014. Available from: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_stuetd/91

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Zachi, Elaine Cristina. Avaliação neuropsicológica de pacientes com distrofia muscular de Duchenne.

Degree: PhD, Neurociências e Comportamento, 2009, University of São Paulo

A Distrofia Muscular de Duchenne (DMD) é provocada por mutações no gene distrofina. Este gene codifica a proteína distrofina, que exerce papel importante na manutenção da estabilidade da membrana da fibra muscular. Os objetivos do estudo consistiram em examinar o desempenho neuropsicológico de pacientes com DMD e verificar a influência de deleções downstream ao exon 45 sobre o mesmo. Foram avaliados os perfis de inteligência de 63 pacientes com DMD por meio das Escalas Wechsler de Inteligência ou o Teste de Raven. A faixa etária do grupo variou de 6 a 26 anos de idade e a escolaridade, 1 a 16 anos de estudo formal. Os pacientes com escores de inteligência normais (n=34) foram comparados com controles quanto às funções neuropsicológicas. O grupo controle foi composto por 34 jovens do sexo masculino pareados por idade. Os testes incluíram medidas de memória verbal (Teste de Aprendizado Verbal de Rey), habilidade viso-espacial (Teste de Organização Visual de Hooer), funções executivas (fluência verbal e Teste de Wisconsin de Classificação de Cartas). A avaliação também incluiu testes da bateria Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) para o exame de: tempo de reação simples (Simple Reaction Time); tempo de reação com dupla escolha (Choice Reaction Time), atenção visual sustentada (Rapid Visual Processing), amplitude atencional/memória operacional (Spatial Span, ordem direta e inversa), memória visual de curto e longo prazo (Pattern Recognition Memory), reconhecimento de estímulos complexos apresentados simultaneamente ou após intervalo (Delayed Matching to Sample), memória espacial (Spatial Recognition Memory) e tomada de decisão (Information Sampling Task). O Inventário de Depressão de Beck (BDI) foi administrado para exame de sintomas de depressão e o Inventário de Comportamentos da Infância e Adolescência (CBCL) foi utilizado como medida de alterações de comportamento. Utilizou-se a análise de variância (one-way ANOVA) na comparação entre grupos. As covariáveis foram controladas por meios estatísticos. Os pacientes com DMD obtiveram medias de QIs com 1 desvio padrão abaixo da media da população. Após controle para covariáveis, os pacientes com DMD mostraram desempenhos significantemente inferiores nos testes de Aritmética, Vocabulário, Compreensão, Dígitos e no Teste de Wisconsin (número de erros totais, erros perseverativos, respostas de nível conceitual e categorias completas). Também mostraram tempos de reação mais longos (Simple Reaction Time), menor amplitude atencional tanto na ordem direta, quanto inversa (Spatial Span) e menor número de acertos no teste de tomada de decisão (Information Sampling Task) (p<0,05). A proporção de pacientes com deleções no gene distrofina foi de 54% (34/63). Não foi encontrada associação entre os resultados de inteligência e dados genéticos. Comparados com controles, os 14 pacientes com deleção downstream ao exon 45 e QI≥80 mostraram dificuldades mais específicas. O tempo de reação foi discutido conforme a complexidade da tarefa. Os participantes do… Advisors/Committee Members: Ventura, Dora Selma Fix.

Subjects/Keywords: Cognição; Cognition; Distrofia muscular; Intelligence measures; Medidas de inteligência; Muscular disorders; Neuropsicologia; Neuropsychological tests; Neuropsychology; Testes neuropsicológicos

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APA (6th Edition):

Zachi, E. C. (2009). Avaliação neuropsicológica de pacientes com distrofia muscular de Duchenne. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of São Paulo. Retrieved from http://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/47/47135/tde-22022010-100117/ ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Zachi, Elaine Cristina. “Avaliação neuropsicológica de pacientes com distrofia muscular de Duchenne.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of São Paulo. Accessed November 20, 2019. http://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/47/47135/tde-22022010-100117/ ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Zachi, Elaine Cristina. “Avaliação neuropsicológica de pacientes com distrofia muscular de Duchenne.” 2009. Web. 20 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Zachi EC. Avaliação neuropsicológica de pacientes com distrofia muscular de Duchenne. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of São Paulo; 2009. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: http://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/47/47135/tde-22022010-100117/ ;.

Council of Science Editors:

Zachi EC. Avaliação neuropsicológica de pacientes com distrofia muscular de Duchenne. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of São Paulo; 2009. Available from: http://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/47/47135/tde-22022010-100117/ ;


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3. DenBoer, John W. Memory for Complex Pictures: Development and Validation of Digit Test of Effort.

Degree: PhD, 2007, Montana Tech

The assessment of client effort during neuropsychological evaluation is of high importance. Two experiments were designed to assess the psychometric properties of a new measure of client effort during neuropsychological assessment (entitled Memory for Complex Pictures (MCP). Participants for Experiment 1 were undergraduates without a history of neurological conditions, mental health concerns, or current problems with alcohol or drug use. Two goals were proposed for Experiment 1: (a) to compare the sensitivity, specificity, and face validity of the MCP with the psychometric characteristics of a frequently-used and well-validated symptom validity test (the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) and b) to examine the influence of type of coaching instructions on the performance of simulated malingerers. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: controls, uncoached malingerers (UM), or coached malingerers (CM). All participants were administered one of two symptom validity tests: the MCP or TOMM (order counterbalanced), followed by a brief neuropsychological battery composed of standard cognitive measures. The other symptom validity test followed this battery. Following administration of all tests, participants completed two questionnaires assessing their perception of the purpose of each measure. Experiment 2 validated the use of the MCP with individuals who had experienced various forms and different severity levels of acquired brain injury. Results from Experiment 1 revealed that controls achieved near-ceiling performance on the MCP, obtaining an average Trial 1 score of 49.15 out of 50 and an average Trial 2 score of 49.67 out of 50. This performance was significantly better than the performance of CM and UM, whose responses differed significantly from each other on Trial 1 but did not differ significantly on Trial 2. Experiment 2 results revealed that mixed-clinical patients not involved in litigation obtained high scores on the MCP, obtaining an average of 44.39 correct responses out of 50 on MCP Trial 1 and an average of 45.78 correct on Trial 2. Results from both experiments lend support for the MCP's potential efficacy as an accurate and brief assessment of client effort during neuropsychological assessment.

Subjects/Keywords: cognitive measures; effort; malingering; MCP; neuropsychology; TOMM

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APA (6th Edition):

DenBoer, J. W. (2007). Memory for Complex Pictures: Development and Validation of Digit Test of Effort. (Doctoral Dissertation). Montana Tech. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.umt.edu/etd/659

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

DenBoer, John W. “Memory for Complex Pictures: Development and Validation of Digit Test of Effort.” 2007. Doctoral Dissertation, Montana Tech. Accessed November 20, 2019. https://scholarworks.umt.edu/etd/659.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

DenBoer, John W. “Memory for Complex Pictures: Development and Validation of Digit Test of Effort.” 2007. Web. 20 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

DenBoer JW. Memory for Complex Pictures: Development and Validation of Digit Test of Effort. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Montana Tech; 2007. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/etd/659.

Council of Science Editors:

DenBoer JW. Memory for Complex Pictures: Development and Validation of Digit Test of Effort. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Montana Tech; 2007. Available from: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/etd/659

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