Objective tests of symptom exaggeration in independent medical examinations.

  title={Objective tests of symptom exaggeration in independent medical examinations.},
  author={Jack G. Richman and Paul Green and Roger Gervais and Lloyd Flaro and Thomas Merten and R. Brockhaus and David M Ranks},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={48 3},
OBJECTIVE This study used the Medical Symptom Validity Test (MSVT) to examine exaggeration of memory impairment in disability claimants. METHODS The MSVT was administered to patients with soft tissue injuries undergoing an independent medical examination (IME). Their results were compared with those from groups of volunteers who were either trying their best on the test or simulating memory impairment. RESULTS Non-French-speaking volunteers, who were tested in French, showed near perfect… CONTINUE READING
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