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Although symptom validity testing is an integral part of the repertory of neuropsychologists in a number of countries, this is not yet true for Germany. The German adaptations of two effort tests, the Medical Symptom Validity Test (MSVT) by Green and the Amsterdam Short-Term Memory Test (ASTM) by Schmand et al., were investigated with a German-language(More)
By definition, false positives occur when an otherwise very easy symptom validity test (SVT) or effort test is failed because of cognitive impairment and not because of poor effort. Therefore, the highest rate of false positives will be found in those groups with the most severe cognitive impairment. For that reason, it is important to study people with(More)
Although malingering, suboptimal cognitive performance, and negative response bias represent very problematic confounds in diagnostic work with a number of neurological and some psychiatric illnesses, the evaluation of these tendencies has not yet become common practice in German-speaking countries. Only a limited number of adequately validated instruments(More)
The Rey Complex Figure Test is a neuropsychological instrument that can be employed in different cultural backgrounds. Meyers and Meyers (1995) proposed an extended test version including a Recognition Trial (RT), which permits an examination of test motivation through analyses of test profiles and rare recognition mistakes. In the present study, data from(More)
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