Inter-rater reliability of the WMS-R logical memory and visual reproduction subtests in a neurosurgical sample

Brian E. Mcguire*, Jennifer Batchelor

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Abstract

This study investigated the inter-rater reliability of the Logical Memory and Visual Reproduction subtests from the Wechsler Memory Scale - Revised. Two psychologists independently rated the responses of 40 neurosurgical patients. The results indicated a high degree of interscorer reliability on each of the Logical Memory prose passages and for the total Logical Memory score. The maximum difference between raters was 3 points. The study supported the existing scoring criteria for Logical Memory. Correlations for Visual Reproduction were all statistically significant, but some were only of moderate size. There was considerable disagreement between raters on several individual test responses. The results indicate that further refinement of the Visual Reproduction scoring system may be required. Implications of the results for clinical practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Psychologist
Volume33
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998

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