Comparison of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status Effort Index and stand-alone symptom validity tests in a military sample.

@article{ArmisteadJehle2011ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status Effort Index and stand-alone symptom validity tests in a military sample.},
  author={Patrick Armistead-Jehle and Christopher L Hansen},
  journal={Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={592-601}
}
The current study sought to report the base rates of Symptom Validity Test (SVT) failure in an active duty military sample as well as to compare the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) Effort Index (EI) to stand-alone measures of symptom validity. SVT failure varied from previous studies and even among different subgroups in the current sample, ranging from 8% to 30%. The RBANS EI demonstrated modest sensitivity in the detection of suboptimal effort when… CONTINUE READING