Validation of a new measure of prospective memory: the royal prince alfred prospective memory test

Kylie A. Radford, Suncica Lah, Miranda J. Say, Laurie A. Miller

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    Abstract

    Prospective memory problems are common in patients with brain injury, but appropriate measures are limited. The reliability and validity of the newly designed Royal Prince Alfred Prospective Memory Test (RPA-ProMem), which has three alternate versions, was investigated in 20 healthy volunteers and 20 neurological patients with everyday prospective memory problems. The RPA-ProMem was found to be easy to score reliably (inter-rater reliability =.90) and its three versions were well matched (delayed alternate-form reliability =.71). Test validity and sensitivity to patient deficits were also supported. This new measure of prospective memory should be particularly useful in situations that require repeated assessments, such as evaluation of rehabilitation efforts.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-140
    Number of pages14
    JournalClinical Neuropsychologist
    Volume25
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

    Keywords

    • reliability
    • sensitivity
    • everyday memory
    • rehabilitation
    • cognition

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