Date of Graduation

Fall 2012

Degree

Master of Science in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Steve Capps

Keywords

Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition Flexible Approach, Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition, memory, convergent validity, neuropsychological assessment

Subject Categories

Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the convergent validity of the Wechsler Memory Scale – Fourth Edition Flexible Approach (Flexible Approach) with the standard Wechsler Memory Scale – Fourth Edition (WMS-IV). Archival data of 38 patients from a neuropsychology office in a large hospital were examined. Their subtest scores on the WMS-IV were generated into index scores on three batteries of the Flexible Approach: the OAA, LMVR, and LMDE. Correlational analyses based on a cutoff score of 0.70 revealed high convergent validity of each Flexible Approach alternate index to the original WMS-IV index. Additionally, mean index scores were compared to determine any significant differences in score outcome. Effects of demographic data were also examined. The findings of this study support the use of the Flexible Approach as an appropriate abbreviated assessment of memory.

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