HM_ClinicBat - MEMORY ASSESSMENT in the LAB vs. the CLINIC...

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MEMORY ASSESSMENT in the LAB vs. the CLINIC Laboratory goals: Address theoretical questions about memory forms and processes Clinical goals: Detailed “case description” Diagnosis (Organic? Malingerer?) Prognosis for rehabilitation Determining therapy Assessing change in condition Types of Memory Tests: Clinical need for standardized, normed Experimental need for “special purpose” tests
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CRITERIA FOR CLINICAL TESTS Standardized tests should be… Reliable Valid Sensitive Sample wide range of. . Retention intervals Verbal , nonverbal Simple and complex Old memory and new learning Quantitative and qualitative measures “modes” of response Normed by age, IQ, etc “Patient friendly” Quick and engaging
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CLINICAL MEMORY BATTERIES Wechsler Memory Scale III (1997) Orientation ( How old are you? Who’s governor of Florida?) Mental Control (recite the months of the
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