WAIS–R Abbreviated Forms in the Elderly: A Comparison of the Satz-Mogel With a Seven-Subtest Short Form

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The Satz-Mogel abbreviation of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—Revised (WAIS–R) was compared with a 7-subtest short form (Ward, 1990) in samples of normal and neurologically impaired elderly persons 75 years and older. The normals were 130 subjects from the old-age WAIS–R standardization sample, and the brain-damaged group consisted of 40 men with medically diagnosed brain dysfunction averaging 79.57 (SD = 5.4) years of age. The short forms were highly similar in administration times, correlations with the WAIS–R IQs (all rs > .92), estimation of the average IQ scores, and in classification of intelligence for both the normal and neurologically impaired subjects. Finally, both short forms correctly estimated significant Verbal IQ–Performance IQ discrepancies about 75% of the time.

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