Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Psychology
Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition Flexible Approach, Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition, memory, convergent validity, neuropsychological assessment
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.
© Chelsea Marie Bouquet
Bouquet, Chelsea Marie, "The Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition Flexible Approach: an Exploratory Analysis of Convergent Validity with the Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition" (2012). MSU Graduate Theses. 1796.