A Comparison of Four Embedded Validity Indices for the RBANS in a Memory Disorders Clinic
Abbreviated Journal Title
Arch. Clin. Neuropsychol.
Assessment; Response validity; Effort testing; Aging; Malingering; Index; validation; Cognitive evaluation; TRAUMATIC BRAIN-INJURY; MALINGERED NEUROCOGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION; NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL STATUS RBANS; POSTTRAUMATIC-STRESS-DISORDER; REPEATABLE BATTERY; COGNITIVELY INTACT; GERIATRIC SAMPLE; TEST-PERFORMANCE; NORMATIVE DATA; OLDER-ADULTS; Psychology, Clinical; Psychology
This examination of four embedded validity indices for the Repeated Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) explores the potential utility of integrating cognitive and self-reported depressive measures. Examined indices include the proposed RBANS Performance Validity Index (RBANS PVI) and the Charleston Revised Index of Effort for the RBANS (CRIER). The CRIER represented the novel integration of cognitive test performance and depression self-report information. The sample included 234 patients without dementia who could be identified as having demonstrated either valid or invalid responding, based on standardized criteria. Sensitivity and specificity for invalid responding varied widely, with the CRIER emerging as the best all-around index (sensitivity = 0.84, specificity = 0.90, AUC = 0.94). Findings support the use of embedded response validity indices, and suggest that the integration of cognitive and self-report depression data may optimize detection of invalid responding among older Veterans.
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
"A Comparison of Four Embedded Validity Indices for the RBANS in a Memory Disorders Clinic" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6752.