Trial-length sensitivity of the verbal selective reminding test to lateralized temporal lobe impairment

Daniel L. Drane, David W. Loring, Gregory P. Lee, Kimford J. Meador

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Abstract

The sensitivity of 6- versus 12-trial versions of the Verbal Selective Reminding Test (VSRT) to the material-specific memory deficits that are often observed in patients with lateralized temporal lobe (TL) impairment was investigated in 84 patients with complex partial seizures of temporal lobe origin (left = 45; right = 39). Patients with left-TL impairment tended to perform worse than patients with right-TL impairment on both long-term storage (LTS) and continuous long-term retrieval (CLTR) using either 6- or 12-trial versions. When employed to classify individual patients, comparable classification was obtained using either 6- or 12-trial formats. These results indicate that a shortened 6-trial format may be employed without any significant loss of sensitivity to left-TL impairment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Neuropsychologist
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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