Feedback on Invalid Neuropsychological Testing: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)


Ellison, R. L., & Stika, M. (2018). Feedback on invalid neuropsychological testing: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Journal of Health Service Psychology, 44, 19–23.


Performance validity tests (PVTs) and symptom validity tests (SVTs) are important in neuropsychological testing to capture the patient’s engagement with the testing process and any attempts to influence it. However, it can be clinically difficult to provide patients with meaningful feedback on the testing when one or more measures of validity were failed. This is a frequent challenge in cases of mild traumatic brain injury. Several methods of presenting useful information to the patient and family are described.


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