The Trail Making Test and Bender Background Interference Procedure were evaluated with 598 Ss against both external neurologic criteria and against psychological opinion derived from a more complete evaluation. For Trails, highly significant differences in mean scores were seen when preselected neurologic patients and patients without neurologic stigmata were compared. Similarly, the distribution of classification of these patients by Bender is significantly different from chance. Application of these measures in a screening paradigm, however, yielded large numbers of false negatives against both neurological and psychological criteria. It was not possible to establish an optimal cutting score to justify application of these measures as screening devices, either alone or in concert.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|State||Published - Oct 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Psychology