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Abbreviated Form of the Wechsler Memory Scale-III Faces Subtest.
Assessment
  • Judith Migoya
  • Sarah W. Zimmerman
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-1-2002
Keywords
  • Adolescent,
  • Adult,
  • Aged,
  • Cognition Disorders,
  • Memory Disorders,
  • Middle Aged,
  • Psychometrics,
  • Regression Analysis,
  • Reproducibility of Results,
  • Wechsler Scales.
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
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Abstract

A major criticism of the Wechsler Memory Scale-III Faces subtest is the number of items, which can be daunting and time-consuming for an impaired client or boring for a normal client. An analysis of several versions, with data from a sample of 50 clinical referrals, revealed that a 32-item subtest was best overall. Using this version, 100% (Faces I) and 94% (Faces II) of the predicted raw scores were less than 4 points away from the actual raw scores, whereas 66% (Faces I) and 70% (Faces II) were less than 2 points away. Limitations of this procedure are discussed.

DOI
10.1177/10791102009002004
Citation Information
Judith Migoya, Sarah W. Zimmerman and Charles J. Golden. "Abbreviated Form of the Wechsler Memory Scale-III Faces Subtest." Assessment Vol. 9 Iss. 2 (2002) p. 142 - 144 ISSN: 1073-1911
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/19/