Tests of Memory

  • Michael D. Franzen
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


The Rey—Osterrieth Complex Figure Test (ROCF) involves both an assessment of copy accuracy and recall accuracy. This chapter considers only the memory or recall condition, and the reader is referred to the chapter on visual and construction functions for information related to the copy condition. The immediate recall condition of the Rey—Osterrieth may not be a pure visual memory test, as it tends to correlate with the Block design subtest of the WAIS-R, Trail Making Test Part B, and the Category Test (Cornell, Roberts, and Oram, 1997) and loads on a visuospatial perceptual/memory factor (Berry, Allen, & Schmitt, 1991). The Rey—Osterrieth has been administered in a variety of manners, and the relation-ships among these different manners is not entirely understood. The most frequently used methods are: a, copy, immediate recall, 30-minute delay; b, copy, 3-minute recall, 30-minute recall; c, copy, 30-minute recall; and d, copy, immediate recall, 3-minute recall, 30-minute recall. In addition, a 45-minute recall is used instead of a 30-minute recall. Meyers and Meyers (1995a) reported no difference in 30-minute recall scores regardless of whether the immediate or 3-minute recall methods was used.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael D. Franzen
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  1. 1.Allegheny General Hospital and Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann UniversityPittsburghUSA

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