Use of the WCST and the WCST-64 in the assessment of traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Use of the WCST and the WCST-64 in the assessment of traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50068.
Journal:
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 25, issue 4, pp 512-520
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Abstract:
Study examined the utility of a shortened version of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) for assessing the level of disability at discharge from inpatient rehabilitation in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The WCST-64 is administered like the WCST, but only 64 cards are presented rather than all 128. All subjects were administered the WCST, the WCST-64, and Disability Rating Scale (DRS). Multiple regression analyses were performed using demographic and injury severity data, and either the WCST or the WCST-64 component scores to predict DRS at discharge. The WCST and the WCST-64 performed comparably in predicting functional status at discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. The findings support the use of the WCST-64 in early evaluations of patients with moderate and severe TBI.
Author(s):
Sherer, Mark; Nick, Todd G.; Millis, Scott R.; Novack, Thomas A.
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