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The California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT) and the Logical Memory (LM) subtest from the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised (WMS-R) are generally thought to be interchangeable measures of verbal memory. However, little is known about the effects of executive dysfunction on these tasks. The present study involved 96 patients referred for neuropsychological(More)
The purpose of the experiments was to determine if steroid hormone treatments would attenuate the effect of the muscarinic receptor blocker scopolamine on a memory task. Ovariectomized rats were trained first to alternate for food reward between the arms of a T maze. Following training, females treated with scopolamine hydrobromide (0.2 mg/kg ip) did not(More)
Clinical neuropsychologists often serve as consultants to physicians. However, little is known about physicians' perceptions of the neuropsychological evaluation. Therefore, the present study examined the opinions of physicians who referred patients for neuropsychological evaluation. Surveys were mailed with the neuropsychological reports to 119 physicians(More)
The Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF) is commonly used to assess visuospatial skills, visuoconstruction, visual memory, and executive functioning. Two different methods are traditionally used to record the order in which the figure is drawn: the flowchart method and the pen-switching method. Although it has been suggested that pen switching may interfere(More)
Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF) productions from 18 adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) were compared to 18 matched controls using the Boston Qualitative Scoring System (BQSS). ADHD adults showed impairment in measures of configural accuracy, planning, and neatness. A logistic regression model resulted in 75% sensitivity and 81%(More)
To assess perceptions of the neuropsychological evaluation, 349 patients and 218 significant others presenting to an academic medical center neuropsychology service were surveyed over a two year period. Thirty-seven percent of the patient surveys (n = 129) and 37% of the significant other surveys (n = 80) were returned. Overall, both patients and(More)
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