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An Investigation of the Measurement Properties of the Spot-the-Word Test in a Community Sample

Mackinnon, Andrew; Christensen, Helen


Intellectual ability is assessed with the Spot-the-Word (STW) test (A. Baddeley, H. Emslie, & I. Nimmo Smith, 1993) by asking respondents to identify a word in a word-nonword item pair. Results in moderate-sized samples suggest this ability is resistant to decline due to dementia. The authors used a 3-parameter item response theory model to investigate the measurement properties of the STW in a large community-dwelling sample (n = 2,480) 60 to 64 years of age. A number of poorly performing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychological Assessment
DOI: 10.1037/1040-3590.19.4.459


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