Malingering detection in a Spanish population with a known-groups design

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Author list: Santiago-Ramajo S
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy B - Oxford Open Option F / Elsevier
Publication year: 2008
Volume number: 23
Issue number: 4
Start page: 365
End page: 377
Number of pages: 13
ISSN: 0887-6177
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Abstract

Malingering detection has become a topic of increased interest in the US
over the last years. However, this development has not been matched in
Europe. For example, in Spain there is insufficient evidence to support
the use of reliable and valid malingering tests. In this study, we
tested the applicability of two malingering detection tests (Test of
Memory Malingering (TOMM) and Dot Counting Test) in a Spanish sample.
The sample included three groups of patients (30 non-compensation
seeking, 14 compensation seeking non-suspected of malingering, and 10
suspected of malingering) and a group of analog students (n = 54).
Tests' results were able to discriminate between the groups of
malingerers (both patients and analogs) and non-malingerers (both
compensation seeking and non-compensation seeking). However, the TOMM
achieved a higher overall classification rate than the Dot Counting
Test. Our results encourage the use of the TOMM as an indicator of
malingering with Spanish population. (C) 2008 National Academy of
Neuropsychology. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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