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Word Memory Test
Availability
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Classification
Supplemental:Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 
Exploratory: Sport-Related Concussion (SRC) Subacute (after 72 hours to 3 months) and Persistent/Chronic (3 months and greater post concussion)
Short Description of Instrument
The Word Memory Test is a computerized test of verbal memory and symptom/performance validity, in which patients are presented 20 semantically related word pairs. Six subtests include a mix of easy and difficult tests: Immediate Recognition, Delayed Recognition, Multiple Choice, Paired Associates, Free Recall and Long Delay Free Recall.
Can be used in adults and children, although not appropriate for individuals who have less than a 3rd grade reading level.
 
Sport-Related Concussion Specific:
 
Advantages: The WMT can be used in adults and children, although it is not appropriate for individuals who have less than a 3rd grade reading level. The WMT has consistently been found to be close to or actually 100% accurate in classifying simulators versus good effort volunteers.
 
Limitations: Administration time of  at least 20 minutes. The WMT has not been validated for sport-related concussions.
Scoring
Raw scores and percent of answers correct are scored per subtest.
References
Green P. (2003, revised 2005) Word Memory Test for Windows: User's manual and program. Green's Publishing, Edmonton.
 
Green P.  The Word Memory Test and the validity of neuropsychological test scores. J Forensic Neuropsychol. 2002;2(3–4):97–124.
 
Green P. The pervasive influence of effort on neuropsychological tests. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2007;18(1):43–68.
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