Memory complaints and SVT failure are strongly linked

Underlying dimension of symptom exaggeration seen in study of over 3,400 compensation cases

As various SVT scores decline, there is a corresponding major increase in scores on all scales of the Memory Complaints Inventory. This is best explained by the underlying dimension of symptom exaggeration.


Conclusions: 1) When memory complaints are present, symptom exaggeration must be ruled out using objective tests and 2) Subjective memory complaints are uncorrelated with objective memory test scores, a fact which is well attested in many studies including the latter study.

A replication study using a different sample is already in press.