Abstract

Short form versions of the Category Test have been shown to be effective tools for assessing brain injury in relatively short amounts of time. The purpose of the current study was to compare the Victoria Revision of the Category Test with the full booklet version. The Victoria Revision short form was administered as part of a neuropsychological battery to two sets of participants matched for diagnosis. Results showed that the Victoria Revision is as effective in identifying brain injury as the full Category Test. The authors conclude that the Victoria Revision is a viable alternative to the full Category Test. In this time of managed health care, and in consideration of the fatigability of brain injured subjects, a valid short version of the Category Test is clinically relevant and useful.