Title

Digit Memory Test: Unequivocal cerebral dysfunction and suspected malingering

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The Digit Memory Test (DMT) (Hiscock and Hiscock, 1989), a forced-choice test for detecting malingering, was administered to 27 patients with unequivocal cerebral dysfunction, 5 patients with postconcussional syndrome, 6 suspected malingerers and 10 normal controls. Results indicate that, even in patients with severe, but static cerebral dysfunction and unequivocal memory disorder. DMT performance is between 95% to 100% correct. By contrast, the 6 patients in whom malingering was seriously considered performed at a level much below the other three groups (74% correct) but not significantly below chance. The DMT may be helpful in evaluating patients suspected of malingering even when they do not score significantly below chance.

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Publication Title

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

ISSN

01688634

Volume

15

Issue

4

First Page

537

Last Page

546

PubMed ID

8354707

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/01688639308402577

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