Diagnostik der beschwerdenvalidität: Praktische gesichtspunkte und medizinische erfordernisse

Translated title of the contribution: Symptom validity assessment: Practice issues and medical necessity

Shane S. Bush, R. M. Ruff, A. I. Tröster, J. T. Barth, S. P. Koffler, N. H. Pliskin, C. R. Reynolds, C. H. Silver, Thomas Merten

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Symptom exaggeration or fabrication occurs in a sizable minority of neuropsychological examinees, with greater prevalence in forensic contexts. Adequate assessment of response validity is essential in order to maximize confidence in the results of neurocognitive and personality measures and in the diagnoses and recommendations that are based on the results. Symptom validity assessment may include specific tests, indices, and observations. The manner in which symptom validity is assessed may vary depending on context but must include a thorough examination of cultural factors. Assessment of response validity, as a component of a medically necessary evaluation, is medically necessary. When determined by the neuropsychologist to be necessary for the assessment of response validity, administration of specific symptom validity tests are also medically necessary.

Translated title of the contributionSymptom validity assessment: Practice issues and medical necessity
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalNeurologie und Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006


  • Malingering
  • Medical necessity
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Symptom validity testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology


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