Interpretation of Results

Other Effort Tests
 Versus
WMT, MSVT or nv-MSVT
Result
Step 1
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Result
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Pass
Good effort
There are no memory test scores to interpret
Pass

all effort subtests

Good Effort. Scores are probably valid.

Either memory is normal range

or

Memory impaired

Computer creates graph with client’s scores and 4 most similar profiles to aid interpretation

Clinician interprets memory scores using charts & tables in program with mean scores from up to 82 comparison groups.

The singlims.exe program from Prof. Crawford of Aberdeen tells you if the observed Free Recall score is significantly different from a given group mean.

Fail

(one critical score only)

Poor effort

or

very severe impairment equal to that seen in dementia

Failure must be due to dementia-like impairment or poor effort but both look the same on these tests.

Hence, there is a high risk of false positives in dementia or MR

Fail

any effort subtest(There are effort subtests & memory subtests)

Either poor effort

or

The person has very severe impairment, equal to that seen in dementia

Computer creates graph with client’s scores and 4 most similar profiles to aid interpretation
Computer calculates whether the profile is like that of simulators (i.e. scores are invalid)

or

..profile is like dementia. The person suffers very severe memory impairment.The singlims.exe program aids interpretation.