The validity of abbreviated forms of the National Adult Reading Test and Spot-the-Word 2 for estimating full-scale IQ

van der Linde, Ian and Horsman, Lewis and Bright, Peter (2021) The validity of abbreviated forms of the National Adult Reading Test and Spot-the-Word 2 for estimating full-scale IQ. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. ISSN 1464-0694

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2021.1958874

Abstract

In this study, we validate an earlier proposal for an abridged 17-item National Adult Reading Test (NART) by comparing its performance in estimating full-scale IQ against both the full test and the Spot-the-Word 2 (STW-2) test in a new cohort. We also compare the performance of the 17-item NART to two previous attempts to shorten this test, the Mini-NART and the Short NART. Findings include that NART 17 is numerically stronger and statistically equivalent to the other short variants, the full 50-word NART, and STW-2. Unlike the Short NART, the 17-item NART is usable for participants of all ability levels rather than only those with low reading ability, while offering equally precise premorbid estimates. We also compute that two-thirds of STW-2 is ostensibly redundant for full-scale IQ estimation and we, therefore, propose that, subject to additional verification in an independent sample, an abridged version of this test may also benefit clinical practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Computational methods, Premorbid intelligence, Neuropsychological assessment, NART, WAIS-IV, STW-2
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2021 15:43
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:50
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706732

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