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Victoria Symptom Validity Test (VSVT)
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Supplemental for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Short Description of Instrument
The Victoria Symptom Validity Test (VSVT) is a computerized test designed to assess the validity of a patient’s cognitive symptoms. It includes 48 items classified as easy or difficult and employs a forced-choice model. The subject’s score can be compared to what would be expected based on chance alone.
The VSVT has been validated for use in patients aged 18 to 72 years and is administered via computer by trained examiners. Administration time is 18-25 minutes.
Two subscores of 0-24 for each item correct.
Loring DW, Larrabee GJ, Lee GP, Meador KJ. (2007). Victoria Symptom Validity Test performance in a heterogeneous clinical sample. Clin Neuropsychologist, 21, 522-531.
Macciocchi SN, Seel RT, Alderson A, Godsall R. Victoria Symptom Validity Test performance in acute severe traumatic brain injury: implications for test interpretation. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2006 Aug ;21(5):395-404. Epub 2006 Aug 4.
Slick, D., Hopp, G., Strauss, E.,& Thompson, G. B. (1997). VSVT: Victoria Symptom Validity Test (Version 1.0). Odessa, Florida: Psychological Assessment Resources.
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