Rey 15 Item Test
15 Item Test; FIT; Rey’s memory test
The Rey 15 Item Test (FIT) is used to assess symptom validity or feigned memory impairment. It is one of the most commonly used symptom validity tests (SVTs) of feigned memory deficits (reported as the second most commonly used by Slick et al. 2004) in spite of the research evidence showing its poor sensitivity to feigned memory impairment (Strauss et al. 2006; Vallabhajosula and van Gorp 2001; Vickery et al. 2001). Its common use, despite its poor clinical utility, has to do with its low cost (no materials to purchase), availability, and ease of administration (5 min or less).
The stimulus consist of a 3 × 5 matrix of meaningful symbols (see Frederick 2002; Strauss et al. 2006 for a picture and more details). Each row represents a sequential series of three symbols. Although the task may seem difficult because it contains 15items, it is actually a very simple test because chunking of stimuli makes them very easy to remember....
References and Readings
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