The current study was conducted to psychometrically analyze the degree of similarity between raw and standardized scores across the immediate and delayed recall trials of the Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT), given the authors’ observation that patients tend to produce similar scores across recall trials. A sample of 79 validly performing patients (mean age = 51.37, mean education = 14.82 years) with diverse clinical diagnoses were obtained from an archival database at an outpatient neuropsychological clinic. The RCFT was scored using the standardized approach of the Meyers and Meyers’ (1995) scoring system. Paired samples t-tests revealed no significant difference in raw scores between immediate recall (M=16.99; SD=7.48) and delayed recall (M=16.98; SD=6.89), t(78) = .07, p = .95. Additionally, there was no significant difference in t-scores between immediate recall (M=44.82; SD=18.81) and delayed recall (M=45.18; SD=17.52), t(78) = -.56, p = .58. These results indicate negligible differences between recall trials and suggest that it might not be necessary to administer the delayed recall trial. Additional research involving specific patient groups is recommended to further assess for incremental benefits of the delayed recall trial, given administration time constraints in clinical evaluations.
|First Author||Kameron Sheikh|
|Second Author||Shannon B. Lavigne|
|Third Author||Phillip K. Martin|
|Fourth Author||Ryan W. Schroeder|