Is performance on the Wechsler test of adult reading affected by traumatic brain injury?
JL Mathias, SC Bowden, ED Bigler, JV Rosenfeld
BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY | BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2007
OBJECTIVES: The validity of the National Adult Reading Test (NART) as a predictor of premorbid IQ when used with patients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been questioned in recent years. This study examined whether performance on the Wechsler Test of Adult Reading (WTAR) is similarly affected by TBI in the first year after an injury. DESIGN AND METHOD: The WTAR scores of participants who had sustained a mild TBI (N=82), moderate TBI (N=73), severe TBI (N=61) or an orthopaedic injury (N=95) were compared (cross-sectional study). A subset of 21 mild TBI, 31 moderate TBI, 26 severe TBI and 21 control group participants were additionally reassessed 6 months later to assess ..View full abstract