~ (2003) assesses test-taking effort using unfamiliar stimuli. The B test is a letter recognition and discrimination task. The examinee must circle all the "b"s that appear on each page of the stimulus booklet. The time required and error totals are used to calculate an Effort Index Score.
Kit includes: manual, 10 stimulus booklets, 50 record forms & scoring key
RANGE: 17+ years
TIME: 15 minutes LEVEL: C
~ (2003) assesses test-taking effort measuring intentional or unintentional lack of effort. The patient is required to count dots printed on two sets of six cards. On the first set, the dots are scattered randomly; on the second they are arranged in a clear pattern to simplify counting. The count and the time taken is recorded for each card to determine an Effort Index Score.
Kit includes: stimulus book, manual and 50 record forms
RANGE: 17+ years
TIME: 10 minutes LEVEL: C
~ (1999) is a 40 item self-report instrument that measures the tendency to give socially desirable responses. Formerly known as the BIDR, the PDS is a 40-item assessment of "fake-good" tendencies using Impression Management Scale and the Self-Deceptive Enhancement Scale.
Kit includes: manual & 25 forms
RANGE: 16+ years
TIME: 5-7 minutes LEVEL: B
~ is a 172-item, 16-page questionnaire designed to detect malingering and other forms of feigning of psychiatric symptoms. There are 8 primary and 5 supplementary scales, including defensiveness. Each scale has varied content so that endorsement of items on a certain scale doesn't reflect any specific mental disorder.
Kit includes: manual and 25 interview booklets
RANGE: 18+ years
ADMINISTRATION: Individual, 30-40 minutes
~ (1996) is a visual recognition test designed to screen malingered and true memory impairments by using two learning trials and one retention (optional) trial. During the Learning Trials, 50 line drawings are shown at 1 second intervals. The patient is then shown 50 recognition panels containing one of the previously presented drawings plus a new drawing. From each panel, the patient must select the picture previously shown. The Retention Trial uses the same procedure except the original 50 target pictures are not re-administered.
Kit includes: manual, stimulus booklets, and 25 record forms
RANGE: 16-84 years
TIME: 10-20 LEVEL: C
~ measures malingering by providing a general assessment of responses. 78 verbal and 100 non-verbal items identify biased responding when there is a potential of secondary gain from evidence of cognitive difficulties. Minimum purchase on interperative reports is 5
RANGE: 18-69 years
TIME: 30 minutes
~ (1997) (2005) is a computerized test that uses a forced-choice model to assess possible exaggeration or feigning of cognitive impairments. The VSVT software administers the test, calculates all scores, and produces a 6-page report. Validity studies are cited in the manual which support the clinical and forensic utility of the VSVT for identifying respondents who are attempting to exaggerate or feign cognitive impairments. Requirements: Windows computer
Kit includes: manual & unlimited use disk (now comes on CD-ROM).
RANGE: 18+ years
ADMINISTRATION: Individual, : 18-25 minutes LEVEL: C
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