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Cognitive assessment in closed head injury : stability, validity and parallel forms for two neuropsychological measures of recovery

DesRosiers, Gabriel & Kavanagh, David J. (1987) Cognitive assessment in closed head injury : stability, validity and parallel forms for two neuropsychological measures of recovery. International Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, 9(4), pp. 162-173.

Abstract

Investigated the psychometric properties of the original and alternate sets of the Trail Making Test (TMT) and the Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWAT; A. L. Benton and D. Hamsher, 1978) in 50 orthopedic and 15 closed head injured (1 yr after trauma) patients (aged 15–59 yrs). Although the alternate forms of both measures proved to be stable and consistent with each other in both groups, only the parallel sets of TMT reliably discriminated the clinical group from controls. Practice effects in the head injured were significant only for Trail B of TMT. Factor analysis of the control group's results identified Verbal Knowledge as a major contributor to performance on COWAT, whereas TMT was more dependent on Rapid Visual Search and Visuomotor Sequencing.

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ID Code: 29343
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: International Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology currently does not have a website.
ISSN: 0749-8470
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2009 14:04
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:50

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