Objective: Several methods for identifying suboptimal effort on Spanish neuropsychological assessment have been established. The purpose of this study was to determine whether recognition data from the World Health Organization - Auditory Verbal Learning Test (WHO-AVLT) could be employed for determination of malingering in a Spanish-speaking sample residing in the Northeastern United States. Method: Fifteen subjects in litigation, 20 neurological patients not in litigation, and 14 normal controls completed neuropsychological testing. All subjects completed the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM). Inclusion criteria for all neurological patients and normal controls included performance the standard TOMM cutoff (> = 45 correct). Subjects in litigation were classified as probable malingering, based on Slick criteria, through lower than cutoff performance on the TOMM and at least one other performance validity measure. Cut-off scores for classification of malingering were determined, based on the number of yes/no recognition hits on the WHO-AVLT, consistent with other studies...

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