Objective: The current study aims to assess whether suboptimal performance on standardized measures of validity is predicted by performance on measures of balance. Method: Participants (N = 265) were children and adolescents who were referred to Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) for neuropsychological testing to assist with post-concussional symptoms. All participants were given a complete neuropsychological screening battery, which included administration of Green's Medical Symptom Validity Test (MSVT), the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM), and the modified Balance Error Scoring System (BESS). Results: Simple Linear Regression was conducted in SPSS 20.0 (IBM, 2011). Results indicated that scores on the BESS total score explained a significant amount of the variance on both the MSVT Delayed Recognition (R2 = .237) and the TOMM (R2 = .585). Specifically, as scores BESS increase by one point, scores...

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