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Relationships Between the Booklet Category Test and the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test.
International Journal of Neuroscience
  • William D. MacInnes
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
  • J. M. McFadden
  • Greta N. Wilkening
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  • Age Factors,
  • Brain,
  • Middle Aged,
  • Neurologic Examination,
  • Psychological Tests,
  • Reference Values.
This study compares total errors on the Booklet Form of the Category Test (DeFilippis, McCampbell & Rogers, 1979) with several scores of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (Heaton, 1981). In a heterogeneous sample of 30 neurologically impaired patients and 31 normal individuals the two tests exhibited a maximum correlation of 0.52 when partialing out the effects of age and education. In addition, this study suggests that the two exhibit similar overall diagnostic hit rates; however, they differ in false negatives and false positives. These results bring into question the assumption that these two neuropsychological tests are interchangeable. A need to recognize the nature of the differences between the tests in their clinical applications and in future research is discussed.
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William D. MacInnes, Charles J. Golden, J. M. McFadden and Greta N. Wilkening. "Relationships Between the Booklet Category Test and the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test." International Journal of Neuroscience Vol. 21 Iss. 3-4 (1983) p. 257 - 264 ISSN: 0020-7454
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