Objective: Performance validity tests (PVTs) are commonly accepted in adult neuropsychological assessment. They are relatively new, however, in the world of pediatric neuropsychology. In fact, PVTs that are currently used with children were originally designed for, and normed on, adults. This includes standalone PVTs such as the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM). This study was designed to review the existing literature on the use of TOMM with children and report the passing rates among specific pediatric groups. Method: A systematic literature review was conducted to review the use of the TOMM with children and adolescents. Articles included were original research, peer-reviewed, and published in academic journals before December 2014. The search was conducted using databases: MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, All EBM Reviews (including Cochrane). Results: The initial search yielded 272 records (193 after removing duplicates). Of those, 18 eligible articles were identified as meeting the first round of inclusion criteria. After following rigorous systematic review criteria, 18 articles were used for further extraction and quality analysis. Relevant findings suggest passing rates ranging from 100% to approximately 70%. Conclusion: The TOMM passing rates in pediatrics, when using adult classification criteria, are similar or better than rates observed in adult populations. Limitations and implications for clinical use will also be discussed.
Using the TOMM with Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Pass and Fail Rates in Pediatric Studies Published to Date
M Bracken, A Mazur-Mosiewicz, H Carlson, L Erdodi; B-54
Using the TOMM with Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Pass and Fail Rates in Pediatric Studies Published to Date. Arch Clin Neuropsychol 2015; 30 (6): 542. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acv047.149
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